Phil Llewellin (photo by Martyn Goddard)The Phil Llewellin Fund offers support to young people to help them to embark on, or develop, a career in automotive media.

The Fund is named after Phil Llewellin, a renowned motoring and travel writer, and a member of the Midland Group of Motoring Writers until his death in 2005.

Loans and grants of up to £1000 are available, together with advice and mentoring where appropriate.

Applicants must be aged 25 or under and resident in the UK at the time of application. Preference will be given to applicants who can show they have limited access to other sources of funding.

Financial assistance may be awarded to support:

  • Work experience placements, internships, work shadowing
  • Courses relevant to automotive media
  • Attending job interviews and relocation for career purposes
  • Research for editorial features, stories, books, educational projects etc

Types of costs which might be supported:

  • Travel and associated costs (passports, visas etc)
  • Accommodation
  • Purchase of books, library/archive fees, other research costs
  • Purchase of recording devices, cameras, software
  • Relocation costs
  • Course fees

These lists are not exhaustive, and each application will be considered on its merits.

To apply, fill in the application form.


“I sucked the cool warehouse air into my lungs and gave silent thanks for a few minutes relief from the searing sun. The heat outside had been like a sledgehammer beating me into the tarmac”
Long Distance Diary
by Phil Llewellin
Truck, 1982