Providing children with a chance to thrive

The Atlas Foundation exists to help deprived children work towards a better future through rugby communities. It is a launchpad for good and provides a platform that partners with local organisations that have a tangible impact on the daily lives of deprived young people.

Through health, education, and gender inclusion programmes and a large number of rugby initiatives, The Atlas Foundation provides safety, education, food, sport, guidance and community to thousands of children across five continents.

Founded & led by Rugby World Cup Champion Jason Leonard OBE, The Atlas Foundation’s work is led by the core rugby values of Integrity, Hard Work and Respect, and the Atlas Foundation is committed to getting practical help directly to those who need it. So far over £5 million has been raised, and over 192,000 children have been supported.

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  • Help kids at TackleLondon in the Sporting Chance Prize Draw!

    TackleLondon helps children overcome Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE's) and trauma through regular rugby training sessions, giving them weekly contact with a healthy role model, and a reliable trusted adult in their coaches. Bringing them into the rugby community gives them a sense of purpose and belonging that is crucial to overcoming the challenges associated with ACE's. Enter the Sporting Chance Prize Draw today for just £10 to help these kids! Read more

  • Win an amazing sporting prize in the Sporting Chance Prize Draw!

    For just £10 you could an incredible sporting prize, with every penny going directly to the children at TackleLondon. With your help, we will help young Londoners overcome trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE's) that can have devasting consequences on children's futures. Read more

  • Support our new project TackleLondon!

    Today sees the launch of TackleLondon, our sports mentoring initiative in partnership with star* scheme and The Matt Ratana Rugby Foundation. By empowering young Londoners to overcome trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences, we hope to create transformative change for these children. Read more