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 (our size means that we are not obliged to register with the Charity Commission: and if HMRC grant us charitable status then there is no obvious benefit from registering with the Charity Commission) in late 2022. HMRC initially refused our application, but suggested that minor changes to the Trust Deed could resolve the issue.

These changes were agreed in June, and we are shortly resubmit our application to HMRC.