The John Robinson Youth Chess Trust, an Independent grant-making charitable trust, was founded in 2006. The charity registration number is 1116982.
Applications for financial support by The John Robinson Youth Chess Trust are invited. They should be emailed to the Chairman (see address below) and must meet the charitable objects of the Trust – ‘to advance education by providing or assisting in the provision of facilities for the teaching development and supervision of the playing of chess amongst persons under the age of twenty one, resident in England or eligible to represent England at chess’.
The Trust was created following the death of Mr. John Robinson on 1st February 2006. In his Will, dated 14th February 1996, he left substantial bequests to the British Chess Federation.
Each year the Trust awards a total of approximately £22,000 in grants.
Grants made in 2019 – UK Chess Challenge (ongoing bursary award for Megafinal entries); Hastings Chess Congress 2018 (bursary award for Masters entries); Hastings Chess Congress 2019 (event subsidy and bursary award for Masters entries); Cambridge Girls Chess Initiative; British Chess Championship 2019 (coaching for juniors); British Chess Championship 2019 (event subsidy); 4NCL Hull International Congress 2019; Northumbria Chess Masters 2019; and awards to individual junior players.
If you wish to enquire about the work of the Trust, please contact the Chairman by email — firstname.lastname@example.org