Charity Information


The Charleston Trust (Bloomsbury in Sussex) is a non profit making company limited by guarantee. Registered charity number 1107313. Registered in England and Wales, company number 5212725.

Registered office Charleston, Firle, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 6LL.

The Charleston Trust’s Vision:

The historic embodiment of creative innovation

 The Charleston Trust’s Mission statement:

Charleston exists to please, inform and inspire the public about Charleston, Bloomsbury and the arts.

The Charleston Trust’s charitable objectives are:

  1. To acquire, protect and improve for the benefit of the general public the land and buildings known as Charleston
  2. To promote the maintenance and development of public knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the art, architecture and contents of Charleston and its historical, literary and artistic connections
  3. To encourage and promote appreciation and understanding of the arts


Further information is available on the Charities Commission website

Please click on the links below for our summarised accounts (PDF download).

2015 Trustees’ Report and Accounts

2014 Trustees’ Report and Accounts

2013 Statutory Accounts and Charleston Annual Report 2013

2012 Accounts

2011 Accounts

2010 Accounts

Our current Articles of Association 2016

Charleston Enterprises

The Charleston Trust has one trading subsidiary, Charleston Enterprises Limited which operates the shop and café.

The Charleston Trust owns the share capital of Charleston Enterprises which makes charitable donations out of its taxable profits to the Trust. Charleston Enterprises Ltd. has a separate board of Directors made up of Jonathan Prichard, Dinah Casson and Michael Farthing.