Bath Rugby Foundation

Bath Rugby Foundation is our Club’s charity. Together, our purpose is to empower vulnerable children and young people in Bath and the surrounding area.

Around 20% of children and young people in the region live in poverty – and the Foundation exists to help them overcome this really tough start to life.

Central to the Foundation’s purpose is the belief every child and every young person in Bath and North East Somerset deserves an equal opportunity and the same chance to succeed.

Bath Rugby Foundation programmes all focus on confidence, lifeskills and independence. 

The children the Foundation works with are born into poverty, have a Special Educational Need or Disability, or are excluded because of their race or gender.

Bath Rugby Foundation gets involved where the need is greatest and their staff use the combined power of sport and education to motivate, raise self-esteem and increase confidence.

The Foundation helps develop life skills using the values of teamwork, loyalty, discipline and respect, working at The Rec, in schools, community centres and parks.

The team delivers mental, social, physical, wellbeing and employment programmes and participants leave with raised confidence and new life skills, and a belief they are part of the Bath Rugby family.

Our work


Every year, Bath Rugby’s charity Bath Rugby Foundation works with around 3,000 youngsters who have had the toughest start in life.

The Foundation uses sport and education to develop social and emotional wellbeing and during lockdown has pivoted to online learning and even expanded its remit to deliver meals to families on Free School Meals during school closure period.

The Foundation celebrates successes with the young people they work with each year – 95% of learners who join the Hitz Learning Academy achieve their academic targets and educational goals.

The Foundation needs support to continue its community work, with more and more children and young people in Bath and North East Somerset rely on its incredible work to help students realise their full potential and become proud, purposeful and confident individuals.

You can help the Foundation: the team can only carry out this life-changing work thanks to grants and donations from our supporters.

Make a one-off donation, set up a monthly gift or set up a fundraising page to change the lives of children and young people in Bath.