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.
Our guiding principle is to make a difference to individual children by helping to bring fun and adventure into the lives of boys and girls who do not get their fair share of happiness.
We welcome applications from throughout the United Kingdom.
Luke, 14, from Bishopriggs, Glasgow, and his father, Brian, splash about in their hotel pool in Portugal in the summer of 2014. Luke, who has cerebral palsy, wrote to The Adamson Trust, saying: "Thank you for helping me go on a wonderful holiday abroad for the very first time. I had great fun sunbathing, swimming ... trips out, meeting new people and even getting to walk our neighbour's dog."
Individual families can apply and in addition we accept applications on behalf of groups of children, organisations and other registered charities.
To apply please download the Individual application form here.
Or the the Group application form here.
Seven-year-old Kayden has his hands full at the Children's Adventure Farm Trust (CAFT) in Cheshire. This charity, which is among those supported by The Adamson Trust, provides holidays at its beautiful 17th century farmhouse disabled children, including those who are terminally ill.