Photo: Children drawing courtesy of Sibs


Photo: Children and carers taking part in a music therapy session courtesy of Haven House Children’s Hospice

About Us

The True Colours Trust is passionate about making a difference to the lives of disabled children and their families and improving access to good palliative care. The Trust works in the UK and Africa and its grant-making is focussed on the following three areas:

  • Improving service delivery and support offered to children with complex disabilities, their families and siblings in the UK.
  • Strengthening palliative care services for children and their families in the UK.
  • Promoting and developing palliative care for adults and children in Africa, including improving access to appropriate pain relief.

True Colours has developed a framework of grant-making which enables it to make positive change today, tomorrow and in the future. This is done through small grants to local initiatives, multi-year grants to build sustainable organisations, and, long-term investments towards advocacy and policy change.

The Trust works closely with organisations that share its ambitions to provide imaginative, practical and often ground-breaking services in addition to delivering programmes that bring about sustained change whether at the level of policy or practice. The Trust’s work focuses on the major barriers and challenges experienced by families, children and young people.