The fund will use rugby union and the rugby union community to deliver social change in England and across the world. Bringing together rugby’s core values of teamwork, respect, enjoyment, discipline and sportsmanship it will work to tackle a number of social challenges around education attainment, social inclusion, unemployment, mental and physical wellbeing, personal development and community cohesion.
The first initiative launched under the Try for Change Fund is a small grants programme aimed at supporting smaller charities, community groups, and local community rugby clubs in England.
Organisations can apply for between £2,500 and £10,000, for up to 12 months. The initiative will be prioritising applications which target the most vulnerable and marginalised groups, for example young people who are NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training), local refugees, or young offenders.
Organisations wishing to learn more about the Change Fund, can attend a Seminar at Twickenham Stadium on Friday 17th February from 12pm until 2.30pm. For more information, please contact Tim Wainwright firstname.lastname@example.org.