The Charles Causley Trust exists to keep alive the memory of the late Charles Causley and to promote writing in the community and region in which he lived. A central focus of the work of The Charles Causley Trust is the continued development of Charles Causley’s House in Launceston, Cornwall, and its preservation and interpretation for future generations.
Charles Causley is acknowledged as one of the very finest Twentieth Century English poets. His poetic reputation was worldwide and brought him many awards, among them The Queen’s Gold Medal and The Ingersoll/TS Eliot Award. He received the Hon DLitt from the University of Exeter, where his archive is now held. He was made a CBE in 1986 and a Royal Society of Literature Companion of Literature in 2000. He died in 2003.
The Trust acquired Charles Causley’s House in 2007 and their future work is the continued development of the poet’s house as a centre to celebrate his life and writing and promote new literature activity in the community and region in which he lived. The renovation and future residency programmes run by the Trust are supported by Arts Council England, Cornwall Council, Launceston Town Council and Literature Works.