The Laura Case Trust
The Laura Case Trust
We focus on education, particularly medical education, and predominantly in Africa. In the last 11 years we have invested £380,000 (2017 £29,000) with most grants made to promote best practice in a range of areas, especially trauma care and obstetrics. We have been working for some years with international partners to 'train trainers' in Ugandan hospitals. We also provide seed-corn money to kick start new projects. Recent UK projects include cystic fibrosis research and prisoner education.
Our role is to improve the quality of life and life chances through education, especially medical education. Our focus is on developing countries, particularly Uganda, where Laura Case, a medical student, was killed in a traffic accident. We believe that small grants can make a big difference , particularly to organisations, places or people that do not attract big government or charity funding. We aim to act as a catalyst for change, improving practice and stimulating educational initiatives. We prefer to work on medium to long term projects to develop best practice in schools and medical establishments, often 'training trainers' so that our investment has a multiplier effect, and has already resulted in regional and national changes. We also provide seed-corn money to help organisations build capacity and help them attract other funders. In the UK, we have supported areas where trustees have a personal interest including prisoner education and medical trials.
The Laura Case Trust aims to:
- To support organisations and individuals, particularly in the developing world, to improve life and life outcomes.
- To work with partners on a medium to long term basis to create best practice
- To use our investment to provide maximum impact, particularly by 'training trainers'
- To provide seed-corn investment to enable organisations to build capacity so that they are able to attract wider funding
Established: March 2007
Registered Charity Number: 1119556
Board members: 11
Phone number: 01379668875
Address: The Old Rectory, Church Road, Brockdish IP21 4JJView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website