Lord's Taverners Ireland aims to give young people, particularly those with special needs a sporting chance with donations of a minibus or sports wheelchairs.
The overall criteria for the award of grants are laid down by the Board of Directors, and the funding available each year for grants is also determined by the Board. The role of the Foundation Committee is to source applications for grants from suitable charitable organisations, to review applications received and to make decisions on the grants to be awarded. Applications are considered by the Committee on the basis of pre-determined policy guidelines. Successful applications are required to make a self-help contribution towards the cost of the equipment to be provided. The amount of the contribution will usually be in the order of (20%).
Once a decision has been made by Lord’s Taverners Ireland to award a grant, the Board liaises with the chosen charitable organisation in relation to specifications and delivery.