Support our causes

Help Give A Sporting Chance and make a genuine difference to people's lives.

Donations are a vital source for our program funding. They are applied across our causes to meet, or exceed our set targets. These are reviewed annually, to achieve the best mix of Social Impact Outcomes for the communities we support.

Click a Donate Now button below for a simple 3 Step process.

Thank you for your generous support.

 

Learn about the Inclusive programs we support.

Scroll down or select from the Program links below.

All-Abilities Cricket
Deaf Cricket
Blind Cricket
National Cricket Inclusion Championships
Indigenous Cricket

To make a Personal tribute or Leave a gift to Taverners Victoria, select from the two options below.

In Memory
Leave a Legacy

MELBOURNE ALL ABILITIES CRICKET ASSOC.

Sponsor a MAACA Player

Help support MAACA to grow playing opportunities for cricketers with an Intellectual disability (ID,) across Melbourne and Regional Victoria.

MAACA runs a 3-tiered cricket competition involving 16 Clubs and 21 teams. Their goal is to grow by 2 new clubs per season to provide more cricket opportunities for Victorians with an Intellectual Disability.

It costs just $60 to sponsor a player and takes less than a minute.

It's all about grass roots inclusion for these players, to have a go and love their cricket.

The hardest working players have the opportunity to go on to the National Cricket Inclusion Championships and ultimately International (ID) tournaments and represent their country.

Sponsor-MAACA-Player-web

Click the Donate Now button to help fund a MAACA Player on our gofundme page. 

All donations over $2 are tax deductible through The Tavs Foundation.

MAACA-logo-final
SUPPORTING OUR

Deaf Cricketers

Melbourne Deaf Cricket Club has a very proud history dating back to 1880/81 and fields 3 teams in the Eastern Cricket Association. The Club has expanded it's inclusive policy to welcome girls and women's teams.

Club legend Melissa Hale has lead the way for the first All Women's Deaf teams competing at the National Cricket Inclusion Championships in 2020.

Melissa's drive has increased opportunities for more women with a hearing impairment to compete at the NCICs in 2023 and 2024. The Victorian Men went Back-to-Back in both years and our Womens team won the 2024 National titles.

Taverners support helps all players in the Deaf community to compete at the NCIC regardless of their financial circumstances. From there, the best of these players can earn selection for their country at International level Deaf Cricket.

Victorian Mens Deaf Team capture the 2023 National Title in QLD.
Victorian Mens Deaf Team capture the 2023 National Title in QLD.

VICTORIAN

Blind Cricket Association

The Victorian Blind Cricket Association in Melbourne was formed in 1922 and is the birthplace of Blind Cricket.

The VBCA provide the opportunity for Blind and Vision Impaired people to learn and play Blind Cricket. Teams are made up of totally blind and partially blind players. Interstate carnivals are played against various states and the annual NCICs.

They also promote social integration through matches against sighted, local Club players to break down isolation and match costs.

Taverners Victoria is helping the VBCA provide a quality, cricket development opportunity for Juniors, Women and Men with limited or total loss of vision.

This is the grass roots program that contribute players for the NCIC and International Blind Cricket for Australia.

Ned Brewer-Maiga, National Player and Captain of the Victorian Blind team.

THE NATIONAL

Cricket Inclusion Championships

Taverners Australia and all it's Branches are committed to help Cricket Australia fund the National Cricket Inclusion Championships with a $120,000 annual contribution.

This tournament brings together male and female cricketers who live with a Vision, Hearing or Intellectual disability, to compete for their State or Territory at one location each summer.

Our support ensures all participants selected have an equal opportunity to participate, by paying one low fee. It carries on a long tradition of Taverners supporting  Inclusive Cricket tournaments across Australia in all three disability divisions since 1982.

Donations of $2 or more, go to the Taverners Sporting Chance Fund and are tax deductible.

Blind Women cricketers gathered from all over Australia for the NCICs in 2023
Blind Women cricketers gathered from all over Australia for the NCICs in 2023

INDIGENOUS CRICKET

Noogal Toengorrt Tani

Noogal Toengorrt Tani is a Cricket Victoria program that provides participation and development opportunities for our Indigenous community.

Taverners Victoria are in discussions with Cricket Victoria over funding  assistance for a squad of talented players to prepare for the National Indigenous Cricket Championships held in Alice Springs each year.

Scott Boland, Ash Gardner, D'arcy Short and others have made their mark at the top levels of Australian Cricket. They are vital role models for our young indigenous players, inspiring their cricket journeys. Indigenous participation will continue to improve with more players breaking into the top levels of Domestic and International Cricket in Australia.

Help us make this happen.

Victorian Indigenous female bowler in deliver stride
Ella Hayward for Victoria v NSW at the NICC, Alice Springs 2020

MAKE A DONATION

In Memory

Make a donation in memory of a loved one and leave a lasting impact. Give a Sporting Chance for people living with a disability or from disadvantaged communities.

A gift of this kind is very personal and creates an enduring legacy that will be greatly appreciated, no matter how large or small.

Contact Nick Power at give@vic.taverners.org.au if you would like to include a tribute story or message about your loved one on our website or in our Taverners Victoria e-News.

LEAVE A LEGACY

in Your Will

If you are considering leaving a gift in your Will to Taverners Victoria or the Tavs Foundation Ltd, this is an act of great generosity that can provide funding for years to come for our Inclusive Sporting programs.

Your generosity will bring opportunities and enjoyment to many of our beneficiaries into the future.

It is highly recommended to discuss your intentions with your solicitor. They will assist with preparing your Will to ensure your wishes are carried out correctly.

The most common forms of gifts in a Will are as follows:

A pecuniary gift - lets you leave a fixed sum from your estate to Taverners Victoria.

A residuary gift - distributes either a percentage or all of the remainder of your estate to Taverners Victoria, after your loved ones have been cared for. This removes the need to place a fixed value on your gift.

A percentage - allows you to leave a pre-determined percentage of your estate to Taverners Victoria.

Please contact Nick Power to discuss leaving a gift in your Will or In Memory of a loved one.

Email Nick at give@vic.taverners.org.au