Support for British Youth Go

Until 2001, two charitable trusts provided financial support for young British Go players, The Susan Barnes Trust and The Castledine Trust.
They were replaced by a new merged trust called The Castledine-Barnes Trust.

The Castledine-Barnes Trust

The Castledine-Barnes Trust is the main source of support for needy youth players in the UK. The trust is supported by donations. The main source of donations is from tournament organisers who kindly donate profits. Also donations are received for back numbers of British Go Journals. Individual donations are of course also welcome.

The Trust welcomes applications on behalf of British Go Players under the age of 18 (or under 21 if in full-time education). Applications for financial support should include reasons for the need, and details of what funds can be raised locally. The trust will not normally make 100% grants for any purpose. All details are treated confidentially. Applications on behalf of people who wish to remain anonymous may be made through a third party of good standing.

The trustees are Sue Paterson, Toby Manning and Martin Harvey. Francis Roads retired as trustee in 2015.

For details of how to apply for support or to donate contact Sue Paterson (suepat812 at btinternet.com) 01903 889825

The (Former) Castledine Trust

Brian Castledine was a strong young British Go player. He died in a cliff fall on 28th February 1979 whilst teaching at Sussex University. He was BGA President at the time. A trust fund was then set up in his memory. The Castledine Trust's purpose was to encourage Go activity by UK players under 18 years of age. The most common way in which it did this was by subsidising capital expenditure (e.g. equipment and books). The trustees were Bob Hitchens (initially), Francis Roads and Toby Manning (managing trustee).

The (Former) Susan Barnes Trust

Susan Barnes was an active Go player who died tragically young on 8th August 1983, in a road accident in Zimbabwe where she was working as an engineer. Her then partner Nick Webber arranged the creation of a trust fund in her memory. The Susan Barnes Trust's purpose was to encourage Go activity by UK players under 18 years of age. The most common way in which it did this was by subsidising travelling expenses to tournaments. The trustees were Nick Webber, David Barnes (Susan's brother) and Francis Roads (managing trustee).



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