Castle Studies Trust - Research Grants

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 abroad. The trust will award grants of initially up to £5,000 to fund or co-fund, with other organisations, projects. Initial focus will be on funding new pieces of research such as site based investigations as well as projects that increase the public understanding of castle sites.

Grants will complement that of traditional funding sources and focus on sites and projects not funded by organisations such as English Heritage, Cadw and Historic Scotland. The Castle Studies Trust will work closely with the leading castle experts in to make sure that grants are targeted so that the maximum returns are achieved. 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 and possible projects it could fund,  you can visit our website: or contact the chair of the trustees, Jeremy Cunnington at  

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