The Lord’s Taverners aim is to improve the prospects of disadvantaged and disabled young people through sport and recreation. We’re achieving this by building links between communities, encouraging groups to play sport together and providing vital facilities that enable young people to fulfil their potential.

Throughout the country, our programmes are breaking down barriers, empowering young people and helping to build crucial life skills. We’re laying the foundations for a positive future and building stronger communities across the UK.

In addition, we provide minibuses, sports wheelchairs, play spaces and sensory rooms that enable disabled young people to access a wider range of experiences and environments that enable them to develop and grow.

We measure success on the impact we’ve had on young people’s lives, not just within the game of cricket, but also at school, work, in their local community and at home with family.

This year we have invested £4.2m in cricket programmes, new equipment and facilities across the UK, ensuring that we continue to have a life changing impact on disadvantaged and disabled young people’s lives and their communities.

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  • Increase opportunities for regular participation. We research, plan and deliver our programmes in areas and to groups who have the fewest opportunities.

  • Motivate young people to engage in sport. We make it fun and help young people enjoy sport and the benefits it brings.

  • Improve health, social and psychological well-being. Our participants and those who know them tell us they are fitter and healthier and have learnt a range of social and life-skills that prepare them well for the future.

  • Empower volunteers, coaches and teachers to deliver training sessions. From young leaders, corporate volunteers and school teachers, to cricket coaches and ambassadors, we encourage and empower those who support our participants.


  • Is to enhance the lives of disadvantaged and disabled young people through sport and recreation.


  • Support some of the most marginalised and at-risk young people in the UK.


  • A range of opportunities for young people from deprived areas and those with disabilities to engage in sport and recreational activities in their local communities.

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