The Trust has been championed by journalists from the highest levels and across the spectrum of news organisations and interests throughout its many years of activity.
Individuals that have lent their support are countless, including amongst their numbers Jon Snow, Kay Burley, Alex Crawford, Ronke Phillips, Victoria Derbyshire, Lyse Doucet, Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Laura Kuennsberg, Emily Maitlis and so many more.
Over the years they have contributed videos, testimonies and endorsements that have enabled the Trust to amplify its work. We are hugely grateful for their support.
Explore the full list of our champions here.
Thankyou to all those who have donated to support our work to make newsrooms as diverse as the audiences they serve.
Without the generous support of donors, the Trust would not be able to continue its vital work supporting early career journalists and improving newsroom inclusivity.
Over the years our fundraising campaigns have included #NewsroomsForAll, Big Give campaigns for the sixth form and undergraduate mentoring schemes, and the Radio Four Appeal – as championed by Jon Snow.
We are currently fundraising for Journalism Cares, a pilot scheme that will enable 15 care experienced aspiring journalists to take part in a 10-week skills-focused programme of professional training and mentoring. The campaign is supported by BBC journalist Ashley John-Baptiste. Find out more here.
If you are able, please consider making a donation: you can do so here.
The John Schofield Trust has partnered with the Journalists’ Charity to provide financial support to early-career journalists.
For over 150 years the Journalists’ Charity has offered financial support and welfare advice to struggling journalists across every sector of the profession, nationwide. And this year, the charity is proud to announce that its support services are now reaching an even greater number of the industry, with the launch of its new initiative aimed at helping early-career journalists.
The First Jobs Fund will support new journalists by subsidising some of the costs of starting out, including accommodation, transport, and equipment expenses. With this fund, the charity is looking to the future, and playing its part in supporting the next wave of journalistic talent.
For many of those interested in the John Schofield Trust mentoring scheme, the First Jobs Fund could be the next stage of practical support to help you in your journalism journey. To be eligible for its support, applicants must be able to show they are new to journalism – either working in their first paid role, as a full-time freelance, or about to start a new role with a firm offer letter.
The Journalists’ Charity supports journalists at every stage in their career. Make sure you keep in touch with them by following them on socials and signing up to become a free supporter, all links can be found here.
The John Schofield Trust is grateful to all our funders, as well as those that offer support in kind.