Nottingham Castle Trust exists to support the re-development and future use of the Castle site – from the Caves to the Castle.
We work to raise the final £3.1 million needed to complete the £25 million project to transform the site and make it an international visitor destination. All monies raised are held by an independent Charitable Trust and can only be used to support the Castle site.
As well as fundraising, the Trust promotes links with academia and works with volunteers on novel fundraising ideas. We support education programmes, open days, lectures and talks, as well as many other visitor activities.
The Trust is led by Chair, Ted Cantle with Heather Mayfield as CEO. The Trustees all have close links with Nottingham and are passionate about the Castle and the potential of the renovation project to transform the whole Castle Quarter. Trustees meet monthly and they are supported by a growing group of Patrons, who are high-profile ambassadors for the Castle and Nottingham.
To celebrate the past, present and future of Nottingham Castle re-establishing it as a focal point for civic pride and creating a world class cultural destination at the heart of a regenerated Castle Quarter.
Our Trustees set the strategic direction for the Trust and are central to ensuring the views of the public and civil society inform all our activities. They ensure everything at the Trust is functioning as it should be.
Nottingham Castle Foundation
The Nottingham Castle Foundation, Registered Charity Number: 1164128, is an independent charitable trust, whose goals are to manage the charitable aspects of Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery.
Constituted on 27th October 2015, and Chaired by Peter Ellis, the objectives of the CIO are for the benefit of the public:
- The preservation, restoration, maintenance, repair and improvement of Nottingham Castle, its architectural heritage, grounds and its collections relating to archaeology, the natural sciences, natural history, literature, music, the fine and decorative arts and antiquities;
- To advance the education of the public in the history of Nottingham Castle, its collections as exemplified above and local history;
- Such charitable purposes for the public benefit as are exclusively charitable according to the laws of England and Wales as the trustees may from time to time determine.