THE  ADAMSON TRUST Welcome...

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 aged between 3 and 17  with physical, mental or emotional disabilities.

We can only give help for this purpose.

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.

Leila, 9, having fun in the sand at Presthaven Beach Resort in the summer of 2017. Leila was adopted from an orphanage in Tanzania by a British family and lives in Bolton. She is profoundly deaf and communicates by sign language. The Adamson Trust's grant helped Leila and her family have a week-long caravan holiday.






















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.

A happy boy at the Scotland 2017 camp for seriously ill children and their siblings run by Over the Wall. The charity, which The Adamson Trust supports,  is based in Havant, Hampshire. Its Scottish camp took place at Strathallan School, Perthshire.

13-year-old Lily riding a special bike in 2017 at the Lodge Hill outdoor centre in Sussex which is used by Kangaroos.  The charity was founded in 1993 by a group of parents in mid-Sussex to run out-of-school activities for children with severe learning difficulties. The Adamson Trust supports Kangaroos.

Remember. You make a difference to us.

POPSY, a Welsh-based charity which supports families with children who are blind, have special needs and life-limiting conditions, took a group with their families, including siblings, on a sleepover to the National Sea Life Centre in Birmingham in May 2017. These are the children on arrival with, in the background, the Jumbulance, an adapted vehicle, which brought them from Wales. The Adamson Trust funded the transport.

“The children had a whale of a time. We worked together to make it accessible for all, and able-bodied children helped with and were mindful of the children in wheelchairs when sharing sleeping space with them,’’ said POPSY Director Tymandra Blewett-Silcock. With her husband, Tamara founded the charity after the birth in 2002 of their daughter, Poppy, who has Warburg Micro Syndrome, and is blind, and cannot walk or talk.

5-year-old Dan gets down to some serious fishing. Dan, who has cystic fibrosis, was on holiday in the summer of 2017 in Ballycastle, Northern Ireland, with the help of Dream Holidays, a charity which The Adamson Trust supports. It has offices in the Isle of Wight and the East Midlands.

Together we make a difference