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Governance

Registered office 
90 Chancery Lane
London WC2A 1EU
Tel: 020 7025 0000

Registered Company no. 582579 (registered in England and Wales)

Registered Charity no. 306054

The Lord's Taverners is governed by its Articles of Association.

The Articles of Association require the Charity to be managed by the Trustees who are also directors of the Company. The Trustees, who are elected by voting Members of The Lord's Taverners in annual elections, serve for a three year term. One third of the elected Trustees retires each year. Retiring Trustees are eligible for re-election up to a maximum of a further two consecutive terms (ie. nine years in total).

The Trustees meet quarterly and are governed by their Terms of Reference and Guidelines for Good Governance. On-going management responsibility is delegated to its Executive Committee which meets monthly. The Executive Committee delegates day-to-day administrative responsibility to the Chief Executive and his team. Supporting the fundraising and grant making work of the Charity are volunteer committees serviced by the executive staff.

Membership & Regions

Our Members are drawn from the world of entertainment, sport, the arts, the professions and commerce. A significant proportion of our fundraising each year is attributable to our all-volunteer 28 Lord's Taverners Regions and 24 Lady Taverners Regions. Each Region organises its own fundraising events. Regional Members also play an important role in supporting the grant assessment process, visiting many applicants to help assess their need. The dedication of our Regional Committees and Members is a major strength of the organisation as a whole. Rules governing our Membership are laid out in the Association's Bye-laws.

Grants Policy and Committee – The Foundation

The Foundation, which meets quarterly, is the Trustees' delegated Committee to award charitable grants. Further details of our grants can be found in our annual Impact Report.

Audit Committee and Corporate Governance

The Charity has an Audit Committee, which reports to the Trustees. It meets both prior to and following the annual audit of the accounts, as well as at other times during the year as deemed necessary. At the request of the Trustees, the Audit Committee is also responsible for reviewing and updating the Charity's corporate governance in addition to its financial and audit responsibilities.

Risk Management

The Trustees continually assess the risks to which the Charity is exposed, in particular those related to the staging of events and other fundraising initiatives. They are satisfied that there are systems in place to manage exposure to major risk.

Brian Johnston Memorial Trust

The Lord's Taverners is a Corporate Trustee of The Brian Johnston Memorial Trust and has the power to appoint its other Trustees. The Trust raises funds to enable financial support to be given to young cricketers with potential to succeed in the game, who are in financial need, as well as to cricket for the blind.

Bankers
National Westminster Bank plc
St James's and Piccadilly Branch
208 Piccadilly
London W1A 2DG

Coutts
440 Strand
London WC2R 0QS

Auditor
Haysmacintyre
26 Red Lion Square
London WC1R 4AG

Honorary Legal Advisor
Peter Sigler
Michelmores LLP
Clarges House
6-12 Clarges Street
London W1J 8DH

Click here to view our 2013 Impact Report (PDF - 1MB)
Click here to view our 2013 Annual Report (PDF - 7MB)
Click here to view our Articles of Association (PDF - 58KB)
Click here to view our Guidelines for Good Governance (PDF - 66KB)
Click here to view our Terms of Reference for the Board of Trustees (PDF - 234KB)
Click here to view our Association Bye-laws (PDF - 32KB)
Click here to view our Chairman's Statement (PDF - 137KB)
Click here to view our Treasurer's Report (PDF - 161KB)

Other terms of reference and governance documentation, such as our Risk Register (which is regularly reviewed by Trustees), are available on request.