The Trust Conference Changemakers Programme funds frontline activists and human rights defenders from around the world to attend the annual conference. In 2019, we received applications from 90 countries and selected Changemakers with expert knowledge of our conference themes.

Each year, we award up to 60 scholarships to applicants from diverse disciplines who will bring their unique perspectives and take action at Trust Conference. The Trust Conference Changemakers Programme offers access to an influential gathering of NGOs, heads of corporations, lawyers, public servants and philanthropists.

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Levels of Support

Selection will be based on a rating system developed by the Changemakers Programme review committee. Successful applicants will use their bursary (if applicable) to cover travel, visa and accommodation costs to attend Trust Conference 2020. There is no further funding available to cover expenses. Support will be awarded in three tiers:
Ticket only
One non-transferable ticket to attend both days of Trust Conference
Partial scholarship
One non-transferable ticket to attend both days of Trust Conference and a £750 bursary to help cover travel and accommodation expenses
Full scholarship
One non-transferable ticket to attend both days of Trust Conference and a £1,250 bursary to help cover travel and accommodation expenses


The Trust Conference Changemakers Programme is open to all applicants working in the area of human rights. Priority will be given to applicants from developing countries who can demonstrate how their participation in Trust Conference will enhance their work and impact.


Changemaker Programme applications will open in March 2019.

All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application in late July or early August 2019, depending on how quickly we are able to process the large number of applications received.

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Abdul Ntale

Development Officer, Students For Global Democracy Uganda

Adina Bălan

Founder and President, SOLWODI

Ahmad Bayer

Founder, Hauran Cultural Center

Aichurek Zhunusova

Communications Associate, World Food Programme

Aissata M.B. Camara

Co-Founder, There Is No Limit Foundation

Alan Petz

Founder, Fundación Enyx, A.C.

Ali Martin Sesay

Director of Gender and Human Rights, Vision for the Blind

Barry Griffin

ICT Manager, Gateway Health Institute

Bernardus Steven Harageib

Co-Founder, Young Achievers Empowerment Project

Bibi la Luz Gonzalez

Founder, Eat Better Wa’ik

Casey Hartnett

Social Justice and Women’s Rights Activist, Creator of Period Drama and Unplugged

Donga Nqobizitha

Youth and Women’s Rights Activist

Dr. Md. Shahid Uz Zaman

Founder and Executive Director, Eco Social Development

Dr. Radhika Batra

Founder and President, Every Infant Matters

Elliot Yae-Ahn Park

Public Interest Lawyer, GongGam Human Rights Law Foundation

Eva Meyer de Stadelhofen

Founder, GirlCode

Fahmida Zannat

Knowledge Management and Advocacy Officer, BRAC

Hassam Bin Kamran

Founder, Butterfly Initiative Pakistan

James Gondwe

Founding Director, Centre for Youth and Development

Jean Paul Laurent

Founder and CEO, Unspoken Smiles Foundation

Jovana Vuković

Director, Jednakost (Equality)

Julius Karl D. Fieve

Local Government Assembly Member, Mafi Zongo Electoral Area, Ghana

Karina Guerschberg

Director, Senderos del Sembrador

Kathleen Miles

Director of Analysis, Center on Illicit Networks and Transnational Organized Crime

Kehkashan Basu

Founder and President, Green Hope Foundation

Kennedy Ekezie-Joseph

Founder, Calabar Youth Council for Women’s Rights; Founder and CEO, Africave

Khrystyna Derkach

Education and Peace Activist

Luis Diego Jiménez

Founder, CRece

Miriam Menkiti

Executive Director, Women Information Network

Nadia Sacoor

Diversity & Inclusion Manager, Aga Khan Foundation Portugal

Ny Aiko Nomenjanahary Razafimahefa

Founder, Nikita Corps Madagascar and Wash Officer, UNICEF

Pranav Chopra

Social Entrepreneur and CEO, NEMI Teas

Raymond Mungujakissa

Social Entrepreneur and Founder, Education Reach Uganda

Rhadem Morados

Human Rights Activist and Filmmaker

Richard Ntakirutimana

Co-founder and Executive Director, African Initiative for Mankind Progress Organization

Ryan Joseph Figueiredo

Founder and Executive Director, Equal Asia Foundation

Ryme Assaad

Co-founder and Executive Director, Kapstone Co, Myiolab and SEFY

Saman Mahmood

HR and Admin Coordinator, Save the Children International

Samson Newton

Principal Attorney, Newton Samson Legal Practice

Sesame Mogotsi

Peace and Security Expert, AU-EU Youth Cooperation Hub

Shahed Deebajah

TV Presenter, Yaoum Jadeed

Silvja Hodo

Poverty Alleviation Activist and Agricultural Data Analyst

Sr. Rose Paite

Founder, Integrated Women Development Centre: Peace Home

Taiwo Temitope Ogunmola

Senior Correspondent, UPSHOT MEDIA

Thuvaraka Thavayogarajah

Scientist and Education Activist

Tom Churchyard

Founder and Executive Director, Kwakha Indvodza (Building a Man)

Tushar Kanti Baidya

Project Director, Inclusive Bangladesh

Vasili Sofiadellis

CEO, Visions2Ventures and Founder, Changemakers Lab

Yanelys Hernández Cordero

Founder and Director, Havana Live Magazine

Zanji Valerie Sinkala

Gender Activist and Co-Founder, Women Taboos Radio
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