The Crispin Aubrey Legacy Fund was set up by the friends and family of journalist and campaigner Crispin Aubrey who died in 2012.
For those who never got the chance to meet him, Crispin was one of life’s ‘good guys’. In everything he did Crispin was principled and conscientious. Crispin’s passion for life inspired many, both young and old. He will be remembered for his strong principles and belief that he could make the world a better place.
The Crispin Aubrey Legacy Fund set out to create a lasting memorial to Crispin's valued work and character by supporting aspiring journalists and campaigners.
The Scholarship Programme
In 2013, the Fund launched a new journalism scholarship programme in partnership with the University of West of England (UWE) School of Film and Journalism. The fund recognises the increasingly tough environment journalism students face in breaking into the field, particularly for those coming from rural communities. This new award is open to first year undergraduate and MA journalism students at UWE. The grant supports students to pursue opportunities to enhance their career in journalism and be allocated with a professional mentor who will support them in finding work experience and in developing their professional profile.