The Lord’s Taverners, the UK’s leading youth cricket and disability sports charity, is accepting applications through its Accessible Minibuses grants programme. Special Education needs (SEN) schools and organisations catering for young disabled people in the UK can apply to the Lords Taverners for specially-adapted, wheelchair-accessible minibuses.
Last year the Lords Taverners delivered 40 specially-adapted, wheelchair-accessible minibuses. Examples of schools that received a specially-adapted minibus are:
- Lakeside School in Hertfordshire;
- The Garth School and the Priory School in Spalding (Lincolnshire); and
- Perseid School in Morden, Surrey.
These vehicles give young people with disabilities access to new places and experiences. Lord’s Taverners minibuses are based on the current Ford Transit model, with a diesel engine. Please note that the Lord’s Taverners are unable to support schools that cater for socially disadvantaged children, or mainstream schools for children with behavioural problems.
All approved applicants are required to pay a self-help contribution towards the minibus, the cost of which is dependent on the type of minibus and waiting list required.
Applications to the programme can be submitted at any time.
For further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.