The Harlequins Foundation public request fundraising policy and process

The Harlequins Foundation public request policy and process has been set up to manage the high volume of requests we receive and best manage this within our wider community.

Our resources are limited and therefore it is necessary for us to prioritize the large number of requests we receive for signed Harlequins items and gift in kind support. All requests to the Club are now dealt with by the Harlequins Foundation. We are unable to make financial donations outside the Brighter Futures Community Grants Programme. We have a limited number of signed balls and shirts we donate to charities, schools or community groups which a) are in line with the focus and key objectives of the Harlequins Foundation and b) are located in the South East of England.

If you would like to request a signed ball or signed shirt, please contact foundations@quins.co.uk

For further information on donations and charity support, please read through these FAQs.

FAQ

  1. Can we hold a bucket collection before a match at the Twickenham Stoop?

The opportunity to hold bucket collections at matches are limited and therefore generally restricted to the Harlequins Foundation, Premiership Rugby charities and the Harlequins Foundation’s Charity Partners.

  1. Can we apply for a player appearance to attend a charity event?

We hope you can appreciate the players have very busy schedules during the season and therefore we cannot accept requests regarding player appearances.

  1. How can we get access to signed memorabilia for an auction or raffle?

All requests will need to be sent to foundation@quins.co.uk and the request will be reviewed in line with the Harlequins Foundation Donation Requests strategy. Please allow a minimum of two weeks for all charity requests to be reviewed.

  1. If I am a Harlequins Member am I entitled to signed merchandise?

Not necessarily. We have more than 9,000 Members and I am sure you can appreciate we cannot fulfil all requests. We do consider each request separately and the final decision is at the discretion of the Harlequins Foundation team and membership team.

  1. Can we send in merchandise and cards to get signed by the players?

Unfortunately, we do not accept items to get signed on your behalf due to the number of requests we receive. If you are a Member or supporter we would encourage you to attend a match where there are opportunities to meet the players and get items signed.

  1. My school receives coaching from Harlequins / the Harlequins Foundation, does this entitle me to signed merchandise to raise money for the school?

If this is the case please send the name of the school, the name of the programme the school is receiving and what the money is going towards in an email to foundation@quins.co.uk.