Clore Fellowship Cost and Finances

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The Fellowship Programme is generously supported by a range of funding partners. The cost of all Fellowships, with the exception of self or employer funded Fellowships, are fully funded.

Included in your funded Fellowship:
  • The cost of two residential programmes including tuition and all course materials.
  • Travel to and from and accommodation, meals and refreshments for the duration of the residential courses.
  • Travel to and from, accommodation and associated content costs for skills-based workshops. 
  • Support from a mentor or coach.
  • Development budget of up to £3,500 towards the costs of your individual development programme. This is available to all Fellows (including employer-supported Fellowships)
  • An access budget supporting the needs of D/deaf, disabled or neurodivergent Fellows or those with caring responsibilities 
  • Central support from the Clore Leadership team 
Self-employed or taking career break

If you are self-employed or taking a career break whilst on your Fellowship, you will normally be eligible for a bursary of £10,000 for UK and Ireland Fellowships, paid directly to you (with the exception of self–funded or employer-supported Fellowships.)

In part or full-time employment

If you are planning to remain in employment during your Fellowship (and have been awarded a funded Fellowship), your employer will be able to claim a contribution up to a maximum of £10,000 towards compensation for the periods when you are away from the workplace.

Employer-Supported Fellowship

If you receive an Employer-Supported Fellowship your employer will normally continue to pay your agreed salary, National Insurance, any agreed pension contribution and other current benefits and entitlements for the duration of your Fellowship. Your employer should also meet any back-fill costs throughout the Fellowship. You will be expected to take a significant break from your workplace in order to fully participate in the programme.

Information for Employers

If your employee is offered a funded Fellowship, Clore Leadership will invest the equivalent of around £30,000 in their development as a cultural leader, with support from our funders.

The benefits to employers include a refreshed, more skilled and more confident leader, with substantially enhanced knowledge and leadership skills and access to an improved network which can help strengthen the organisation.

Employers of funded UK participants will be eligible to claim up to £10,000 as a contribution for the periods when they are away from work focusing on the Fellowship, on the condition that the organisation provides evidence that it will continue to pay the participant's salary and benefits throughout the Fellowship.

In addition, all participants receive funding for their individual learning programme, which includes mentoring, coaching, participation in group workshops and a tuition budget to cover secondment expenses, research costs, course fees and study visits.

You should expect the employee to be away from the workplace for a period of around 5-7 months as a condition of the Fellowship offer.

In some instances, you may choose to part-fund/fund a Fellowship for one of your employees. If part-funding you will cover the costs of the Fellows' agreed salary, employer's National Insurance, any agreed pension contribution and other current benefits and entitlements throughout the course of the Fellowship and any back-fill within the organisation. In addition, you will need to agree to pay the costs of the Fellowship including the training and development budget, a contribution to the core activities such as the residential courses, mentoring, coaching etc. and an admin fee to Clore Leadership. The application, selection process and structure of the Fellowships remain the same as for all Fellowships.

Do get in touch with us if you would like to discuss this option further.