We raise money so people who are: Hearing or Vision Impaired, live with an Intellectual Disability, experiencing economic disadvantage or are Indigenous, can participate, primarily in inclusive Cricket Programs and Competitions, and other sports.
Taverners have also supported wheelchair sport, including Tennis World Champion, Dylan Alcott early in his career and Horse Riding for the Disabled, among other recreational activities.
Taverners fund Woolworths Cricket Blast vouchers that cover the bulk of registration costs for kids aged 3-8, in disadvantaged areas across Australia.
We help Bushfire and Flood devastated communities in need, to reinstate their sporting facilities and replace lost equipment. We value the role community sport plays in bringing people together and healing after experiencing these catastrophic events.
We 'Give a Sporting Chance' to help people develop their sporting potential, a love of the game and build valuable connections in the community.
1 in 6 Australians live with a disability.
43% of these (aged 15-64) main source of income comes from government social support.
Source – ABS (2018) and Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Our support breaks down the financial barriers to participate in sport. Many of these groups experience significantly higher levels of unemployment and may rely on social welfare.
Nationally, Taverners Australia has raised over $13.5 million since 1982 and now contribute over $300,000 a year, providing sporting chances at all levels of cricket.
Since 2017, Taverners have been Cricket Australia’s lead Community Partner. In the same year, the National Cricket Inclusion Championships (NCIC) were established.
Taverners proudly provide $100,000 annually towards this showcase tournament. The NCIC brings together Blind, Deaf and Intellectual Disability cricketers, to compete for their State or Territory, all at the one location.
Taverners funding means that every player is fully funded to participate, ensuring they all have an equal chance to represent their State or Territory. It’s a fantastic celebration and a chance to earn selection for Australia, in their cricket division.
At grassroots and Club Cricket level, the results are just as meaningful to the kids, men and women participating. These sporting chances provide a safe and inclusive environment for exercise, social integration and emotional well-being. Everyone in the community benefits from these outcomes.
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The Benefits of supporting Inclusive Sport
You can support our inclusive sporting causes both financially and by volunteering. Our supporters are individuals and families, Cricket Clubs or Associations, Business Sponsors and Charitable Partners.
Taverners Australia, as a registered Charity, has formed The Taverners Foundation that allows donations of $2 or more to be tax deductible. Donations directed into this Fund support the National Cricket Inclusion Championships and Woolworths Cricket Blast for disadvantaged families nationally.