Supporting the Trust
We are looking for supporters to help us give more talented young journalists the chance to develop their career through our mentoring scheme.
The John Schofield Trust relies on income from grants, sponsorship and charitable donations. Every donation received enables the Trust to help support young journalists. We want to expand the mentoring scheme in the future to help more young journalists but to do this we will need more funding. If you are able to help, please contact the Trust's Manager Catherine Farmer.
The Trust is grateful to BBC News, CNN, ITV News, Sky News, Vodafone as well as Martin Lewis and Robin Lustig for funding our mentoring work. Sir Harvey McGrath, Chair of Big Society Capital and Chair of Governors of Birbeck College, University of London, has also kindly agreed help fund the Trust. Sir Harvey said, “I am very pleased to support this initiative which does so much to widen access to journalism and in the name of a quite remarkable and courageous young man”.
The Trust is very grateful for the continued support of our friends and colleagues throughout British journalism who support our work.
Why a memorial?
John Schofield was a much loved and respected young journalist. His death was mourned in newsrooms throughout the world.
John is remembered as a welcoming and supportive colleague in an industry which is notoriously hard to break into. John’s widow, family and friends wanted to commemorate John in a meaningful way which would reflect his friendly and generous spirit.