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THE HARLEQUINS FOUNDATION BACKED BY THE #iWILL YOUTH SOCIAL ACTION FUND

10th August 2020
The Harlequins Foundation are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a grant from the #iwill Fund.The #iwill Fund is made possible thanks to £40 million joint investment from The National Lottery Community Fund and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) to support young people to...

The Harlequins Foundation Break New Ground with Social Value Forecasting

6th August 2020
The Harlequins Foundation are delighted to release “The Way Forward” report, which using the Sport Value Bank tool, developed in partnership with leading social value research consultancy Simetrica, has forecast that The Foundation’s programme delivery will generate £2.5 million worth of social value over the next year.Sport VB, which has...

A Summer Sport Week Round-Up

4th August 2020
Last week, our coaching team were delighted to be back out delivering sessions for the first time since March through our Summer Sport Week programme, funded by the City Bridge Trust and the London Community Response Fund. The team headed out to Richmond-upon-Thames School in Twickenham and Reach Academy in...

Andy’s Story

27th July 2020
Andy Donachie, a passionate Harlequins supporter, is taking on an epic sky-dive , with donations being split between ourselves and Macmillan Cancer Support. Read, or watch, his story and donate to this brilliant challenge! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0JL9OjeIlA Throughout lockdown I have had more time than usual to do some self reflection and...

Kylie Grimes Joins The Harlequins Foundation’s Ambassador Team

23rd July 2020
We are delighted to announce that GB Wheelchair Rugby's Kylie Grimes has joined our fantastic team of Ambassadors. Kylie is a double Paralympian of the London and Rio games, currently training for the Tokyo 2021 Paralympics. While she competed in athletics in Rio, her love for team sports has seen...

Summer Sport Week: Supporting Mental and Physical Wellbeing

21st July 2020
With the start of our first Summer Sport Week just around the corner, we have been reflecting on the impact the Coronavirus pandemic has had on on young people's mental health, and how our new programme can help make a difference.  In a recent paper, The Youth Sports Trust explained...

The Harlequins Foundation’s Rugby Satellite Clubs Go Virtual

20th July 2020
Thanks to funding from London Sport, The Harlequins Foundation have been able to take our satellite clubs online, ensuring young people are able to connect with each other and stay active during these difficult times.   Research from Sport England shows that as many as 44% of the nation’s children...

Jovana’s Story

17th July 2020
With COVID-19 sweeping across the world and having detrimental effect on people’s lives, livelihoods, mental and physical wellbeing, it should come as no surprise that it is having a negative effect on young people too.According to a recent study by Youth Sports Trust, 83% of children and young people with...

The Harlequins Foundation Launch Wheelchair Workout Resource Bank

14th July 2020
Thanks to generous funding from our friends and partners at London Sport, we are delighted to launch a new bank of wheelchair friendly workout resources, developed by our Wellbeing Coach, Hollie Smith.Following the launch of our wheelchair rugby team "The Jesters", our team have been working on a range of...

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