A passionate group of sports loving people dedicated to raising funds and making a difference by giving the young and disadvantaged a sporting chance.
We “give a sporting chance” by providing financial support directly to these groups to allow them to actively participate in cricket – generally at a grass roots level.
In late 2017 we developed a strategy to significantly increase our reach and support. At the same time The Taverners were appointed Cricket Australia’s lead Community partner. We have formed a Foundation – The Taverners Foundation, which allows donors of $2 or more to claim a tax deduction for that donation.
The Taverners is made up of hundreds of volunteers across Australia with the only expenditure being the cost of running events and branches. No salaries are paid.
Over the last 18 years, the South Australian Branch now known as the Taverners SA, has developed a membership base that has contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to giving the young and disadvantaged a sporting chance in the following ways;
- Supporting Cricket Australia’s National Cricket Inclusion Championships
- Assisting the South Australian Cricket Association (SACA) run development programs for Indigenous cricketers and cricketers with a disability
- Allowing an underprivileged Premier Cricketer, to take part in a Darren Lehmann Cricket Academy overseas tours
As a charitable association, the primary aim of The Lord’s Taverners Australia is to raise money through membership subscription, sponsorship, fund raising activities and donations. Our financial disbursement program is balanced across a number of worthy causes including the provision of sporting facilities, equipment and opportunities for underprivileged and/or disadvantaged young people. The young people we assist may be disadvantaged by financial constraints, geographical isolation, or a physical or intellectual disability.
For example, we are a proud sponsor of the South Australian teams in the National Cricket Inclusion Championships which provides opportunities for cricketers with hearing, vision and intellectual disabilities.
Since its inception in 1982, the organisation has raised and disbursed more than $10 million in cash and kind, with current disbursements of cash alone in the order of $300,000 annually.
A secondary, but equally important aim, is to ensure the type of fund-raising event organised, and the way that it is run, generates enjoyment and fellowship among members and guests.
Sponsorships, donations and assistance are welcomed from Companies and individuals who support our cause and who are in a position to help.