Phil Llewellin (photo by Martyn Goddard)The Phil Llewellin Fund offers grants 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.

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.

Grants may be awarded to support:

  • Work experience placements, internships, work shadowing
  • Courses relevant to automotive media
  • Attending job interviews and relocation
  • 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.


“Accelerating like a clothyard arrow at Agincourt, McLaren's prodigiously potent F1 reaches 100mph in less time than it takes to recite the opening lines of The Lord's Prayer. We are talking about 6.3 seconds.”
Hill Start
by Phil Llewellin
Motor Sport 1998