Mini-Trials Initiative

The Foundation awarded a grant to the Mini-Trials Initiative. The Initiative, which commenced in 2002, promotes legal education in schools by conducting mock trials where pupils play all parts.

Since 2002, thousands of pupils have learned about the justice system in Scotland and importantly had great fun doing so.  The funding provided by the Foundation was initially used to assist with holding the annual Edinburgh inter-School Mini-Trial event held at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on 5 October 2019. The pupils’ lunches were funded by the award.

Thereafter the funds were used for essential work on updating and modernising the MiniTrials website, and its move to new hosting service.