The John Robinson Youth Chess Trust

The ECF John Robinson Fellowship
Applications for Grants by the John Robinson Youth Chess Trust are invited. They should be addressed to The John Robinson Trust, ECF, The Watch Oak, Chain Lane, Battle, East Sussex TN33 0YD and must meet the criteria for 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 years resident in England or eligible to represent England at chess who are, or may be, interested in chess and by students attending schools universities and other educational establishments in England.”

The Trust was created following the death of John Robinson on 1st February 2006. In his Will dated 14th February 1996 he left substantial bequests to the British Chess Federation. These were a one third share in his home in Kettering and 91% of his residuary estate. He expressed the wish that approximately £10,000 be used each year for promoting and endowing the British Chess Championships.

If you wish to enquire about the work of the Trust, please contact the Chairman by email —