The Fortress Study Group endeavours to try and help preserve military architecture and contribute to academic learning. Although we have only limited funds (please consider making a donation) we endeavour to help in our own small way such as:
- Publishing fortification research in FORT and Casemate which are distributed to academic libraries worldwide.
- Grants to authors to help with their research and publications on subjects within our field of interest.
- Small grants to organisations preserving and interpreting fortifications.
- Awards to fortification groups to acknowledge their good work in promoting and protecting a specific fort.
- Providing expert advice to development proposals.
The newly established (2021) FSG Charitable Activities Sub-Committee is responsible for the groups charitable policy and activities and is developing a more proactive plan for 2022 as follows...........
- Development of policy – compliance with Charity Commission rules
- Publications – a draft publication and translation grant formulated
- Grants for fortifications – draft criteria formulated
- Archive material – making accessible to the public – under review (often required for Historic Environment Assessment and Building Appraisals)
- Plans for the future – grants for overseas fortresses, essay prizes?
- Fundraising – sponsorships?
Please contact the FSG Secretary for further information or to suggest a charitable activity.
The following sections details some of our recent charitable activity.
2021/22 FSG Charitable Activity
Recent Charitable Activity includes:
- Jan 22 FSG provide practical support to the recovery of the 9.2 inch gun and Mk V mounting from Levant Battery in Gibraltar.
- Jan 22 The release of Fortifications of the Forth as a free e-book. The publication having been supported by an FSG grant in an earlier year.
- Dec 21 Appledore Civil War 'Fort' scheduled with FSG help
2020/21 FSG Charitable Activity
- The following activity was reported at the Nov 21 AGM
- FORT and Casemate (provided free to various libraries and related societies)
- Website eg Fortress Gibraltar, Facebook, Twitter
- Webinar access for related societies
- International Fortress Council - FSG facilitated the October 2021 IFC committee meeting on Zoom
- £10 student digital membership introduced (4 members so far)
- Complementary membership for FORT authors
- Various enquiries responded to eg information to PhD students (eg Italy Fortification Dictionary) and planning inquiries/ technical queries (eg Hurst Castle)
- Distribution of Plaques (delayed by Coronavirus)