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Apply to join The Care Leaders Fellowship

Applications Open
19th August

How to Apply for The Care Leaders Fellowship.

Please carefully read through this page and learn about the application process.

Criteria to Apply


The Care Leaders Fellowship is open to everyone above the age of 18. Our only criterion is that you are working with care-experienced individuals, the services they receive or independently in the care experienced space.


This criterion will be met if you are:


  • Working directly with care-experienced individuals.

  • Have an idea about how to improve services for care-experienced individuals.

  • Running a business that offers services within the care experience sector.

  • Leading a project that supports care-experienced individuals or the services they receive.

This is not an exclusive list, if you feel you meet this criteria, please apply.


Person Specification

We are particularly interested in individuals who have new ideas or are working on innovative projects to solve social issues for care-experienced people.


We welcome applications from everyone, therefore we don't have an exact list of who can apply, but we expect to see applications from:


  • Care Experienced Individuals

  • Entrepreneurs and Founders

  • Participation Workers

  • Social Workers

  • Leaving Care Workers

  • Children’s Residential Care Staff

All Fellows must be passionate about improving the lives and services of care-experienced individuals.

The Application Process
What to expect & key dates

Stage 1. 

Expression of Interest 

Open Now

Stage one is your entrance to apply for the programme.


The Expression of Interest outlines the details of the fellowship programme and the commitment we need from you.


By filling in this expression of interest, you confirm that you meet the requirements for the programme and will be sent the application form once it opens.




Stage 2. 

Full Application 

19th August​ - 11th October 


Stage two is to submit a full application. This involves two phases:


  1. Written Application: Tell us about yourself and your reasons for applying.

  2. Video Submission: Submit a video to further elaborate on your motivations and goals.


Both phases are essential for us to understand your fit for the fellowship programme.

Stage 3. 

Rolling Interviews

9th September - 18th October

Stage three involves a 45-minute interview, conducted on a rolling basis as applications come in.


The interview will cover your background, your motivations for applying, and how you plan to contribute to and benefit from the fellowship.

Stage 4. 

Notification of Acceptance 

1st November


If accepted, you will receive detailed information about the next steps to begin your fellowship journey!

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Apply Now!

Applying is easy.

Fill in our expression of interest, this let's us know you meet the criteria.

If you meet the criteria, we will send you the application form via email!

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