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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.

How You Can Help
  1. Simply book your next holiday with Charitable Travel and tell us you want to support The Atlas Foundation. The charity will then benefit from the free donation you can make as part of the booking process. To read more about how this works, head to our ‘About Us‘ page.
  2. If you want to make a donation to The Atlas Foundation and you are not booking a holiday, click here to visit their website.
  3. Visit https://www.theatlascharity.org/ to sign up to newsletters, and follow the The Atlas Foundation social media pages and help spread the word.
How You Can Help
  1. Simply book your next holiday with Charitable Travel and tell us you want to support The Atlas Foundation. The charity will then benefit from the free donation you can make as part of the booking process. To read more about how this works, head to our ‘About Us‘ page.
  2. If you want to make a donation to The Atlas Foundation and you are not booking a holiday, click here to visit their website.
  3. Visit https://www.theatlascharity.org/ to sign up to newsletters, and follow the The Atlas Foundation social media pages and help spread the word.

What We Do

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 £4.8 million has been raised, and over 180,000 children have been supported.

Our Local Partners

All children should feel safe and loved, and have the opportunity to thrive as they grow up. But millions of children across the world don’t. We develop partnerships with people and organisations who have a positive impact on the daily lives of young people growing up in some of the world’s poorest communities.

At Atlas, we believe that local communities are best at understanding the challenges facing their children and how to overcome them. We work directly with community organisations, giving them the long-term support and encouragement they need to deliver lasting change. Through these trusted partners, Atlas provides safety, education, food, physical activities, guidance, and community to thousands of children across five continents – giving them the skills, tools, and confidence to thrive.

Our local partners have positive impacts on the communities they work in, tackling the issues affecting them in a direct and supportive way.  Whether it’s SKRUM in Eswatini, who are working with local schools to reduce rates of HIV/AIDS, or Kampuchea Balopp in Cambodia, who use sport to support disadvantaged children in education and social inclusion – our local partners are on a mission to change the lives of thousands of children and help them fulfil their potential.

To help our local partners continue to give the children the chance to thrive click here: https://www.theatlascharity.org/donate/donate/5/credit-card

Charles' Story

Charles is a thirteen-year-old boy living in Kibera, the largest urban slum in Africa. There is a large open sewer running outside of Charles’ home. Charles has four younger brothers and sisters, and his mother has just given birth to another child. His father suffers from depression and alcoholism and hides himself behind a curtain in their home, often not getting up for days at a time.

But there is hope for Charles. Three years ago, Charles met a volunteer called Lisa. Lisa works with the Lunchbowl Network and Kings Rugby Development Academy (KRDA), a project supported by The Atlas Foundation. The Saturday feeding programme meant that Charles had at least one nutritious meal every week, whilst being encouraged to join the rugby academy. Charles is now a keen rugby player and loves the sessions put on by KRDA. The programme also provides fresh, clean drinking water, hot showers and regular health check-ups. Reusable sanitary pads are also provided to the girls taking part.

Charles is now picked up every day in a yellow bus and, along with hundreds of his Kibera neighbours, is taken to school. The children are given a uniform, learning materials, food, water and plenty of rugby! Charles’ life remains tough, but he now eats a proper meal every day and rugby has given him confidence and joy. Charles has access to a high-quality education, meaning one day he has the chance of leaving Kibera behind and thriving in a very different future.

To help more children like Charles fulfil their potential click here: https://www.theatlascharity.org/donate/donate/5/credit-card

Get in touch

Location

The Atlas Foundation, C/O Randall & Payne, Chargrove House, Main Road, Shurdington, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 4GA

Charity

Registered charity number 1161179. 

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