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 October Linda, one of Trefoil’s Trustees, attended the Minecraft launch at the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow. Linda met Milo, who was delighted to show Linda how the game worked.
Over the summer Trefoil was delighted to support Gympanzees Pop Up activity centre for children with additional needs.
Trefoil was delighted to support Kirsty, who in August joined the Scottish squad for the Cerebral Palsy International Sports and Recreation Association World Games, in Barcelona.
At their recent board meeting the current Directors were pleased to welcome a new Trustee, Candice Donnelly, to the board of Trefoil.
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.
Trefoil was proud to support a performance by Frozen Light Theatre during the Edinburgh Festival which was designed for people with additional needs.
Found Impressions. A short film about a brilliant art initiative delivered by Project Ability.
Mary-Jane from Glasgow spent 19 days enjoying the great outdoors in Scotland with the Outward Bound Trust.
Trefoil gained an experienced Trustee with the appointment of Jane Green at the 2017 AGM.
On Call Africa - an update on their work in the twelve months since they were awarded a Trefoil grant.
The Buddies group from Skipton spent the May Bank Holiday Weekend at the Bendrigg Trust, getting involved in a number of outdoor activities.
Trefoil welcomed James Oliver to the Board of Trustees at the recent AGM.
A Trefoil supported performance by a young Scottish dancer in Spain.
A taster of the inclusive music technologies used by Drake Music Scotland.
A great opportunity for P1-P7 pupils to discover new foods and work as part of a team.
A joyful videoclip by Richard Turner aka Biscuit on Dylan's outdoor activities.
Building confidence and self esteem through canoeing, mountain biking, cycling and learning forest skills.
Did you know Trefoil provides funding for sports equipment and courses through our personal development grants?
Our holiday grants scheme is relaunched on 12 September 2016 as the Lilias Finlay Holiday Fund, in recognition of Lilias' tireless lifetime work in support of Trefoil.