Landguard Fort Trust was constituted as charity number 1044712 in February 1995. Currently, the Trust has six Trustees under the Chairmanship of Tim Clarke and, in addition, there are a volunteer treasurer and a volunteer secretary. The Trust's objectives, as lodged with the Charity Commissioners, are to advance the education of the public about:
1. The role of Landguard Fort as a building of great historical and educational interest in the defence of the realm.
2. The ways in which the inhabitants of Landguard Fort lived their daily lives.
Care of the Fort
By arrangement with English Heritage, the Trust look after all aspects of opening the Fort to the public. They are also charged with the routine day to day maintenance of the Fort. The Trust employs an Operations Manager who manages the Volunteers in the use of their considerable skills to ensure that the Fort receives the attention to detail that it deserves.
The Fort is a Grade I listed building and the site is a scheduled ancient monument. This imposes considerable responsibilities on the Trust and its volunteers.