Trefoil exists to support the development of children and young people with additional needs, to enable them to maximise their capabilities and achieve as much independence as possible.
In 2017 Trefoil committed a record £110,000 to deserving beneficiaries. Reflecting on this success at a recent meeting, the Board of Trustees resolved they would attempt to commit £120,000 over the course of 2018.
In 2017 Trefoil pledged £6,000 to Orchard Primary School to help them turn an empty outdoor space into a playground specifically adapted to the needs of children with autism.
In January 2017 Trefoil continued our support of Drake Music by providing a grant of £4,350 to their fantastic Junior Digital Orchestra project.
In March 2018 Trefoil provided a grant of £10,000 to The Teapot Trust to continue their work at Edinburgh Royal Children's Hospital.
Trefoil has continued our support of Project Ability with grants to aid their contribution to the upcoming World Down Syndrome Congress, taking place in Glasgow in July 2018, as well as an exhibition for World Autism Awareness Week.
Last year Trefoil awarded Lothian Disability Sport a grant of £5,000 to help make sport and exercise accessible to young people across Edinburgh and the Lothians.
In September 2017 Trefoil made a grant of £5,000 to Positive Realities, a local organisation which helps young people with additional needs to take part in activities around Edinburgh. This helped them to establish a new initiative, Social Hub.
At their recent board meeting the current Directors were pleased to welcome a new Trustee, Dennis Trueland, to the board of Trefoil.
Trefoil recently made a £1,000 award to Sporting Challenge, an organisation in Lancashire, which provides sports and leisure activities for people dealing with additional needs.
Earlier this year Trefoil supported the work of the Clowndoctors.
Trefoil is delighted to support Azeem Amir, a talented young footballer from Rochdale.
Lewis, from Darlington, took part in the 2017 Great North Run with the assistance of a Trefoil grant and completed the race in a fantastic time of two hours and four minutes.