WHO WE ARE

Our Mission:

The Harlequins Foundation uses sport to empower communities to identify and implement opportunities for all, through education, entrepreneurism and skills development.

Our focus is on inspirational, sustainable and transformative solutions in the fields of inequality, health, young people and the most vulnerable in society.

Our Vision:

To use sport to educate, inspire and empower our local and global communities.

We deliver Premiership Rugby Funded Programmes such as Move like a Pro, Project Rugby, and Hitz, utilising our ability to bring rugby to new audiences, and improve the lives of people in our local area.

We are also incredibly proud of our own flagship programmes. Switch – a women and girls project which aims to develop tomorrow’s female leaders, and METTLE – a project that develops skills and knowledge and encourages improvements in physical health and mental well-being.

The Harlequins Foundation is wholly committed to using Rugby and the Harlequins Spirit to build brighter futures, but we can only achieve this with the support of the public and corporate sponsors who allow us to develop, deliver and grow to have the positive impact we are committed to achieving.

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We deliver a range of programmes designed and funded via Premiership Rugby as well as our own core programmes including Switch and METTLE. We also support local community organisations and charities through in kind donations and through small grants.

Our programmes and partnerships aim to inspire, educate and equip the young people we work with, opening doors to new opportunities and transforming lives. The programme will be delivered at a time and place that ensures it is accessible to the target audiences, and will involve activities designed to increase participant’s levels of self-confidence and resilience.

Our programmes are delivered by our team of Harlequins Community coaches. Meaningful impact is important to us, so we ensure we monitor, evaluate and assess our programmes continually.

With our belief in the power of sport underpinning our thinking, our work falls under four key themes: