The Lord's Taverners
The Lord's Taverners is the UK's leading youth cricket and disability sports charity. It breaks down barriers and empowers disadvantaged and disabled young people to fulfil their potential and build life skills through cricket.
It envisages a future where all young people, irrespective of background and ability, have the everyday opportunity to play sport and enjoy physical activities to the benefit of their self-esteem, health, education and future potential.
The charity is working to empower young people to fulfil their potential, build inclusive communities and lay the foundations for a positive future through its free cricket programmes.
Aimed at disabled 8-18 year olds who would otherwise have no access to sport, table cricket is a pan-disability form of cricket played around a table tennis table. The Lord's Taverners organises a national programme of delivery in schools and community groups and runs the annual national competition, open to everyone who participates, that culminates in a Finals Day at Lord's.
Based in communities rather than schools, Super 1s offers disabled young people aged 12-25 an inclusive opportunity to play cricket at grassroots level. The charity works in 20 locations across the UK, setting up local hubs where young people can come together, play, and learn vital life skills.
Designed to tackle disadvantage, Wicketz is a community cricket programme for children facing severe deprivation across the UK. Each of the 17 projects deals with issues in the local area, from health and wellbeing concerns to police and safety problems. Participants come along for the cricket and stay for the teambuilding, leadership and personal development opportunities.
Sports Kit Recycling
The Lord's Taverners receives donated kit from all over the UK. It then sorts, packs and redistributes kit to projects all over the world - from youth teams in England, to girls' projects in Brazil, refugee support programmes in Germany and slum projects in India.