Welcome to the DLD Fund
Daoine Le Dia
This is the Irish Gaelic term for people with special needs. Literally translated from Irish this means ‘People with God.’ Having a close family member with Downs syndrome we appreciate the true meaning of Daoine le Dia.
DLD Fund was established to promote and support charitable purposes and activities. Our fund is intended to be exclusively grant making. Currently we have no fundraising or operating activities. We are funded by donations from the founding family.
Our family has been heavily involved in the engineering sector in Northern Ireland since the mid-sixties. Originating in Mid Ulster the companies have since spread globally. Our family recognise the importance of giving back to the community and helping others to succeed in life. We have set up DLD fund to do just that.
DLD is a proactive funder. We build our knowledge by talking to and meeting with individuals and organisations working within our priority areas. Where we identify opportunities and the prospect of a project that aligns with our current grant making policy, we invite proposals for funding. We don’t encourage unsolicited applications. Below are some of the projects which we are currently funding.