16th February 2017
new ‘try for change fund set to launch’
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New Try for Change fund set to launch


  •  England Rugby and Comic Relief to launch Try for Change fund on Monday, 6 February 
  •  The first initiative is a small grants programme aimed at small charities and community clubs
  •  To apply, visit Comic Relief grants page from 6 February 

England Rugby and Comic Relief are launching a new Try for Change funding initiative which will open on Monday, 6 February.

England Rugby joined forces with Comic Relief to launch the Try for Change Fund last year. The fund will use rugby union and the rugby community to deliver social change in England and across the world.

The first initiative launched under the Try for Change Fund is a small grants programme aimed at supporting smaller charities, community groups, and local rugby clubs in England.

Organisations can apply for between £2,500 and £10,000, for up to 12 months. Applications that target the most vulnerable and marginalised groups, for example young people who are NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training), will be prioritised.

Try for Change 


Bringing together rugby’s core values of teamwork, respect, enjoyment, discipline and sportsmanship, Try for Change will work to tackle a number of social challenges.

If you are interested in learning more about the Try for Change Fund, a seminar will be hosted at Twickenham Stadium on Friday, 17 February from 12pm until 2.30pm. For more information please contact Tim Wainwright here. 

For more details and to apply for funding from the Try for Change Fund, please check the Comic Relief grants page from 6th February 2017.