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The Adamson Trust is a long established Perthshire charity based in Crieff.

We are able to give financial help with the cost of holidays or respite breaks for youngsters up to the age of 17 with physical, mental or emotional difficulties.

We can only give help for this purpose.

Under the rules of the Trust, the Trustees need to be certain that the request is only for children aged 17 and under with disabilities. Thus the application form asks for some detailed information about the child, and also about the planned holiday. It is essential that this is provided.

Please apply as soon as the holiday is planned. The Trustees, all from the Crieff area, meet four times a year to decide on grants – in February, May, August and November. Applications for the February meeting must be in by November 30 the previous year, for the May meeting by March 31, for the August meeting by June 30, and for the November meeting by September 30.

Who Can Apply?

Individual families can apply and, in addition, we accept applications on behalf of groups of children, organisations and other registered charities.

How Do I Apply?

To apply  please  download the Individual application form here.

Or the the Group application form here.

“Your funds have provided life-limited children and their families with an essential respite break,” Vicky Andreas.

 Eight year old Ruth abseiling at Exmoor during a multi-activity course in 2016 run by Back Up,  Britain’s  national charity which inspires people affected by spinal cord injury to get the most out of life. The Adamson Trust supports this London-based charity whose services include courses every summer giving disabled children a chance to have fun and make friends doing things many others may take for granted.

Three friends: Catherine and Poppy, 13-year-olds from Caerphilly, Wales, with  Isabelle, 16, from Cardiff, about to board a Jumbulance, an adapted vehicle, for a long weekend having fun, including cycling, canoeing, abseiling and crate-stacking, at the Calvert Trust, Exmoor.

Reaching Out: Cassidy, 9, who is partially sighted, canoeing with her mother, Dawn, at the Calvert Trust, Exmoor, in May 2016. The Adamson Trust helps with transport costs.

Fourteen-year-old Luke, who is autistic, thrives during a respite break in 2016 at Kerry Farm in Powys, Wales,  run for the disabled by the Papworth Trust. Life at home can be restricted mainly to indoors because of Luke’s fear of loud noises, especially motor bikes and traffic. “It was a lovely farm, far away from any frightening noises,” said Luke’s mother, Melanie. “Luke had two fantastic care workers spending every day with him, encouraging him, teaching him new skills and making it such a fun time. He got very emotional when we had to leave." 

Taking the Plunge: Poppy, 13, who has Warburg Micro Syndrome and is blind and cannot walk or talk, about to abseil with a helping hand during a long weekend in May 2016 at the Calvert Trust, Exmoor. The trip was organised by a Welsh-based charity, POPSY, which takes Poppy and other similarly disabled children on accessible outings. The Adamson Trust contributes to the cost of transporting the children and their carers in Jumbulances, specially adapted vehicles.

Hands clasped, Lily, aged 6, in the Lake District this summer with the Micro and Anophthalmic Society, Britain’s national charity for children born without eyes or with underdeveloped eyes. MACS is supported by The Adamson Trust.

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