Helping young people play Go

Welcome to the website for the Youth Go Trust!

We promote playing of the abstract strategy board game Go by young people: we provide promotional and educational material, and we offer financial support to hold or attend educational and competitive events.

We have sponsored the 2022 London Youth Go Tournament.

We hope to provide travel grants to young people attending the 2023 European Youth Go Congress, scheduled to take place in Turkey.

The Trust was created in 2022 but has a much longer history. It subsumes the Castledine-Barnes Trust (2001-2022), which itself had taken over the work of the Castledine Trust (1979-2001) and the Susan Barnes Trust (1983-2001).

Charitable Status

The Trustees applied to HMRC for charitable status. The first application, in late 2022, was refused, but after making minor changes to the Trust Deed Charitable status was granted in April 2024.

This should enable donations to the Trust from individuals to qualify for Gift Aid.

Charity Commission

We are not registered as a Charity with the Charity Commission. Our relatively small size means that we are not obliged to register, and as HMRC has granted us charitable status for tax purposes there is no obvious benefit from registering with the Charity Commission.