Augustine Courtauld Trust

The Augustine Courtauld Trust was founded by in 1956 by its namesake with the purpose of supporting charitable causes. Initially these were organisations with links to the outdoors and exploration as these were interests close to his heart but the Trust soon broadened to support a variety of causes across Essex.

“My idea is to make available something that will do some good”

Augustine Courtauld (1904-1959)


Among the many good causes which he supported were organisations to promote the welfare of the young, the disabled, the countryside, certain churches, as well as Arctic exploration and the RNLI.

Grant applications

Grants are made to charities within Essex, to help disadvantaged people (particularly the young), to help conservation in the county and to support Arctic and Antarctic expeditions.