People and community have always been at the heart of Harlequins. The Harlequins Foundation, established in 2015, was launched to give focus to the Club’s social responsibilities and to fulfil an opportunity we have to make a real difference to the lives of those around us. Taking its inspiration from the unique spirit of Harlequins and the power of sport, the Harlequins Foundation works to improve the life chances of young people.



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: