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Castle Studies Trust

A New Charity to Fund Research and Understanding of Castles

The Castle Studies Trust is a UK based charity founded in July 2012 with the aim of increasing knowledge of castles in the UK and internationally and has Edward Impey and John Goodall as its patrons.

Grants will complement that of traditional funding sources and focus on sites and projects not funded by the usual government or academic institutions.

The intention is to award grants of initially up to £5,000, to fund or support promising and relevant work. The initial focus will be on funding new pieces of research such as geophysical and architectural surveys as well as projects that increase the public understanding of these sites. Applications will be assessed by a team of castle experts, which so far include: Jeremy Ashbee, Stuart Prior and John Kenyon.

To give the Trust an initial boost, the Castle Studies Group has generously decided to award it a one-off payment of £2,000. In addition to this, the Castle Studies Trust trustees will match donations pound for pound up to the first £5,000, so that any donation that you are able to give is likely to be doubled.

The trust is entirely funded by the public and so any donation you are able to make will be invaluable to funding our work. You can make credit/debit card donations at:

For further information about the trust, including other ways to donate to it and possible projects it could fund, you can visit our website: or click here to contact the chair of the trustees, Jeremy Cunnington.


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