Copyright © All rights reserved. THE ADAMSON TRUST Scottish Charity Number SC016517 THE  ADAMSON TRUST HELPS HOLIDAYS HAPPEN!

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.

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.

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.


Olivia, 7,  gets a helping hand during the 2015 week-long summer holiday run by the Newman Trust (Scotland) at Glenalmond College, Perthshire. The holiday, for children with varied disabilities and staffed entirely by volunteers, takes place annually at this independent school. The Adamson Trust supports Newman regularly.

"Many families feel isolated and judged by their child’s autism. A day out with other families in a similar situation can make a huge difference."

Youngsters affected by encephalitis – inflammation of the brain – at a family weekend in the Peak District, Derbyshire in August 2015.