The aim of the Lord’s Taverners is to enhance the lives of disadvantaged and disabled young people through sport and recreation, particularly by supporting some of the most marginalised and at risk young people in the UK.
The charity has the following key strategic objectives:
o To increase opportunities for regular participation;
o To motivate young people to engage in sport;
o To improve health, social and psychological wellbeing; and
o To empower volunteers, coaches and teachers to deliver training sessions.
Programmes currently or shortly to open to applications are:
1. Lord’s Taverners Minibuses
This programme provide funding for specially adapted, wheelchair-accessible transport for schools or community organisations catering for young people with disabilities. The minibuses enable schools to engage pupils in sporting and recreational activities and help them develop life skills such as visiting shops and interacting with people in the local community.
Applications are accepted from schools or organisations that cater for young people under the age of 25 who have a physical, sensory or learning disability.
The programme opens to applications on Tuesday 1st December 2016 and closes on Tuesday 28 February 2017.
Further details can be found HERE.
2. Lord’s Taverners Sports Wheelchair Programme
The Sports Wheelchair Programme provides multi-sports wheelchairs to individuals under the age of 25 and clubs with a junior section. Clubs may apply for up to five chairs, although the Taverners require a self-help contribution of £350 per chair.
Schools, organisations and clubs that cater for young people under the age of 25 who have a physical, sensory or learning disability may apply.
The programme is currently open to applications.
For further information, click HERE.
3. Lord’s Taverners Sensory Rooms and Equipment
Working in partnership with British Telecom (BT) and Experia, the Lord’s Taverners installed sensory rooms in 16 special educational needs schools during 2015 and hopes to achieve a similar target each year up to the end of 2020.
The partnership with BT is expected to benefit over 18,000 young people in the UK with profound disabilities by the end of the decade.
Applications are open until Wednesday 30 November 2016 and from Wednesday 1 March 2017 to Wednesday 31 May 2017.
For more details, follow this LINK.
PLEASE NOTE: The Lords Taverners is unable to support schools that cater for socially disadvantaged children, or mainstream schools for children with behavioural problems.
For further information about the charitable work of the Lord’s Taverners, visit its website.
Contact details for the Taverners are:
The Lord's Taverners
90 Chancery Lane
London WC2A 1EU
Tel: 020 7025 0000