England Rugby and Comic Relief have launched the largest grants program (inaugural) after the success of the program small grants, which was launched in February 2017.
Last year England Rugby and Comic Relief joined the forces to launch the Try for Change Fund (TFCF) which uses the community of the rugby and rugby union to deliver social change across the world as well as within the England.
In the span of four years, England Rugby in association with Comic Relief will raise the fund of £4 million and will distribute it to the project that supports rugby for change.
Projects that use the rugby union to deal a number of challenges related to the society has been asked to apply for a grant. The proposals to the Try for Change (TFC) large grants program has to demonstrate wider social consequences and it is not just about rugby increasing participation.
The proposals target the most marginalized and vulnerable groups and will be will be prioritized. Moreover, proposals have to work towards at least one of the following conclusions:
- Increase community social integration/ cohesion.
- A better educational attainment.
- An increase in employability.
- A decrease in involvement in gangs and also the reduction of re-offending offense.
- Improve physical and mental health.
The fund, which is being provided by the England Rugby along with Relief, is open to not-for-profit organizations, charities and clubs of rugby all over the England. The organizations who are working in the field for the above mention outcomes, can apply for the, an organization can get the grant of up to £100,000 and it has to deliver the work over the period of 2-3 years.
More information about this move England rugby can be collected from the official site of the club.