COVID-19
  • Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the John Smith Trust Wider Europe 2020 Fellowship Programme has been postponed.
  • The next John Smith Trust Fellowship Programmes will now take place in 2021.
  • Applications are OPEN for both the Wider Europe and Central Asia 2021 Fellowship Programmes until further notice.
  • Go to APPLY for more details.

The year 2019 marked 25 years since the untimely death of John Smith QC MP. For over 20 years the John Smith Trust has been working with young leaders through its Fellowship Programmes and Alumni Network who are contributing to prosperous, fair and inclusive societies.

There are now over 500 John Smith Trust Alumni who, in their own lives and work, have gone on to promote John Smith’s core values: good governance, the rule of law and social justice. The John Smith Trust and its founder, Baroness Elizabeth Smith, are proud of this growing legacy and thank the many friends and supporters of the Trust who have contributed over the years.

The 25th anniversary was marked in the UK Parliament with a special debate.