Doncaster Civic Trust

An independent group of local people interested in Doncaster’s heritage

A Welcome from our Chairman

chairman2016I’m so pleased you have visited our website. I hope you enjoy finding out more about Doncaster Civic Trust and our activities.

We have been around for a long time – in 2016 we celebrated our 70th anniversary. Over the years we have often been influential in promoting good architecture and urban design and helping protect valuable historic buildings and townscape.

You can get a flavour of our history by visiting our archive section on this website.

But we continue to be very active. At the moment, we are putting a lot of energy and resources into developing an education programme to help our young people in Doncaster better understand and value our rich architectural heritage.

And we are expanding our popular guided walks programme.

At £5 per annum, membership is very good value. If you are interested in architecture and the historic built environment we think you will enjoy our programme of talks. If you want, you could become involved in any of our activity groups – for example, joining our planning committee, manning our stand at local history fairs or helping us expand our tree planting scheme.

John Holmes
Chairman, Doncaster Civic Trust

Bursary Round 6 Open

We are pleased to announce that round 6 of our bursary scheme is now open to applicants from Doncaster who wish to study built environment or traditional craft subjects.

Our cash grants can help students pay their tuition fees or fund the extras that can make the learning experience more rewarding. Find out more by clicking here.

Read George Norton’s Fascinating Dissertation On Doncaster Mansion House

Find out what our sponsored student has been doing at Doncaster Mansion House by clicking here

Architecture Competition 2018

We are making plans for another round of our schools architecture competition. For our fifth year we are revisiting the Mansion House with our friends from Sheffield University.
Find out more by clicking here.

2018 Schools Design Challenge

2018 Schools Design Challenge

Our chairman, John Holmes, with St Alban’s Primary School children who won first prize in the Trust’s annual design challenge at Doncaster Mansion House.


Programme Change

Thursday 17th January

Margaret Herbert will give a talk entitled ‘Doncaster Grand Theatre: Past and Present’.

Margaret is a Trust member and Chair of Friends of the Grand Theatre and will talk about this well-known building with an uncertain future in the heart of Doncaster.

The talk starts at 7:30pm at St Peter’s in Chains Church Hall, Chequer Rd, Doncaster. There is plenty of free parking and non-members are very welcome.

Civic Voice
Yorkshire and Humber Association of Civic Societies