Augustine Courtauld Trust

The Trust, which bears Augustine Courtauld’s name and was founded by him in 1956, seeks to follow its founder’s lead and inspiration, and to continue “crusading for the good of his fellow men.”

Among the many good causes which he supported were organisations to promote the welfare of the young, the handicapped, the countryside, certain churches, as well as Arctic exploration and the RNLI. He always hated any sort of fuss and when he established this Trust in 1956 he wrote to the Trustees indicating the kind of charitable objects he was keen on, saying simply:

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

The Trustees have always been mindful of the causes close to his heart.