The Oak Trust & Augustine Courtauld Trust
The Oak Trust was founded by the Reverend Christopher Courtauld in 1963 and is a relatively small charity, which makes grants of £250 – £4000 to UK registered charities. Its aim is to support people who are disadvantaged (in the widest sense) and also offers support to both medical and environmental charities.
The team at GRID Associates, responded to this challenge in a really imaginative and innovative way. They designed a scheme so that now visitors to both site can learn about what each charity does, and read about the history behind them, by using their PC or mobile phone. And they did it without charging the either charity a penny for their time.
We wish GRID Associates all possible good fortune in the future..
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: