Our Castle of Kings” project for community archaeological dig is working to raise funds for some 200 young people throughout mid Argyll and Kintyre to participate in exploring and learning about their heritage.
Tarbert Castle Trust has already in place grant assistance of £22K from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Argyll and Bute Council, Tesco and Tarbert and Skipness Community Trust towards the total budget of £30K for the community dig .
We are seeking donations to assist the participation and training of some 200 school children and youth groups from this wide spread rural area. A sum of £6495.00 is included within the overall budget to provide transport where required to the site, the distribution of introductory packs with visits to schools and groups, equipment required for the dig, follow up feed back to groups of dig results and consultations with young people on how the findings can be interpreted for them and visitors.
The Trust has already raised a sum of £4500.00 towards this element of the project and seeks your help to reach our target.
Further information on the project, the Community owned Tarbert Castle Heritage Park and the work of our volunteer team. www.tarbertcastle.info.
By donating to the Our Castle Of Kings project you agree for MyParkScotland to pass your contact email to Tarbert Castle Trust to contact you about the Our Castle of Kings project. If you do not want to be contacted please use the Contact Form to let us know.
We’ve listed some suggested donations but if the exact amount you wish to donate is not listed on this page then please visit the Donate to a park page, choose Park Fund and then type a message starting with "Castle of Kings" in the Why did you want to support this park/city fund? field. You can also Gift Aid donations through the Donate to a park form.
You can now donate to the Our Castle of Kings project by TEXT. Just text the project code (TARB55) plus an amount to 70070 – for example:"TARB55 £5' to donate £5.
You can donate £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10. If you wish to Gift Aid your donation please REPLY to the Gift Aid text.
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