Sport plays an important role in improving the lives of millions of people across the world, bringing people together to play, learn, improve their health and benefit from shared experiences. By bringing together rugby’s core values of teamwork, respect, enjoyment, discipline and sportsmanship, Comic Relief and England Rugby will tackle a number of significant social challenges including educational attainment, social inclusion, unemployment, mental and physical wellbeing, personal development and community cohesion. Try for Change works to promote, support and grow rugby as a tool for social good, working with charities, clubs and individuals who use rugby and these core values to drive change. Try for Change aims to help people reach their goals and fulfil their potential, as well as deliver long-term benefits to the wider community.
The first initiative launched under the Try for Change Fund is a small grants programme and this initiative is predominantly aimed at smaller charities, community groups and local community rugby clubs.