Support for British Youth Go

Until 2001, two charitable trusts provided financial support for young British Go players, The Susan Barnes Trust and The Brian 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, but individual donations are also welcome. Donations should be passed to Francis Roads.

Applications for financial support, for British Go players under 18 years old, may be made as detailed on the trust's web page. They should include reasons for 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 Francis Roads (francis.roads at gmail.com), Toby Manning (ptm at tobymanning.co.uk) and Sue Paterson (suepat812 at btinternet.com).

Contact Francis Roads at 61 Malmesbury Raod, South Woodford, London E18 2NL or 020-8505-4381.

The (Former) Brian Castledine Trust

Brian Castledine was a strong young British Go player. He died in a cliff fall in 1979. 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 Francis Roads and Toby Manning (managing trustee).

The (Former) Susan Barnes Trust

Susan Barnes was an active Go player who died tragically young in 1983 in a road accident in Zimbabwe. 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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