Winston Churchill Memorial Trust

The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust (WCMT) was established in 1965 to carry forward Churchill’s legacy by funding British citizens from all backgrounds to travel overseas in pursuit of new and better ways of tackling a wide range of the current challenges facing the UK.

In 2016, Dr Nicola Sharp-Jeffs OBE was awarded a Churchill Fellowship and travelled to the United States and Australia to explore innovative responses to economic abuse. Her experiences during the Fellowship made her determined that women in the UK be able to access to the same progressive responses. This led her to establish Surviving Economic Abuse (SEA) in 2017.

In the following document, Nicola revisits her original WCMT report and reflects on SEA’s growth since her Fellowship five years ago and the role the charity will play in tackling economic abuse going forward.

Read the 2021 report below:

Supporting Survivors of Economic Abuse: Implementing Learning in the UK

Read the initial 2017 report here:

Supporting Survivors of Financial Abuse: Learning for the UK (2017)