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 £4.5 million has been raised, and over 180,000 children have been supported.

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Our Stories

  • How will you help us on #GivingTuesday?

    It’s #GivingTuesday and the start of the Big Give #ChristmasChallenge!  Donate today to have your donations doubled by Big Give - meaning you will have twice the impact for children in Eswatini! Read more

  • Girly's Story

    SKRUM is helping Girly see a way towards a brighter future, despite the daily challenges Girly faces in a deep-rooted patriarchal culture, where gender inequality and violence are sadly far too common. With your help, SKRUM are able to educate girls in Eswatini on female rights, and health and hygiene, empowering them to take control of their futures. Read more

  • Join us in the Big Give Christmas Challenge!

    Atlas is participating in the Big Give Christmas Challenge - where your donations have double the impact! Join us during the Big Give to help our partners in Eswatini, SKRUM, help young girls and boys overcome the challenges of HIV/AIDS and a repressive patriarchal culture that stops children believing they can have a better future. Read more