Wasps Charity/fundraising Policy
Wasps receive thousands of requests for donations and charity involvement each year. This fundraiser policy is in place to facilitate this process and best serve the wider community.
Wasps is committed to working with the local community and recognise and appreciate the significance and hard work put into fundraising by organisations, sports clubs, charities and community groups in the West Midlands and surrounding areas, as well as the impact Wasps can have to help to generate support, awareness and revenue for these.
Wasps have been working together with the Alan Higgs Foundation and the Serge Betsen Foundation as well as the Wasps Community Foundation. Working with these organisations enables us to focus resource each year ensuring that we provide significant impact in raising funds and awareness. This commitment to our nominated charities does not exclude the club from supporting other local charities and good causes where deemed appropriate and the club may make special provisions for additional campaigns and causes.
- The Serge Betsen Foundation
Serge Betsen Academy (SBA) was created in 2004, to introduce rugby to underprivileged children in Cameroon and to use rugby to teach values and standards to help children build their own future. Alongside this, SBA supports the children’s education and provide access to basic healthcare.
Registered Address: 19 London End, Beaconsfield, HP9 2HN
Registered Charity number: 1138163
The Higgs Charity support strategic initiatives, projects or activities in particular geographical or thematic areas and target particular needs within the community helping the needs of groups or organisations supported through one-off grants. Charitable giving ranges from large strategic projects to small local donations. All grants are made within the beneficial area. Wasps provide continued support the Higgs Charity by donating 50p from every seat sold in The Higgs Charity Stand.
- Wasps Community Foundation
The Wasps Community foundation aims to educate, motivate and inspire people through the power of sport, having a commitment to the community through long-term projects including the delivery of Tag Rugby tournaments and festivals, coach classes, special education programmes and other community rugby projects. These are all run to encourage more active, inclusive and healthier communities.
Charity Ticket Vouchers
In addition to the support provided to these charities, Wasps provide a limited number of fundraiser tickets to be used as raffle prizes. These can be redeemed during the season for any game in the Aviva Premiership at the Ricoh Arena, subject to ticket availability. The value of these tickets is fixed and suggested they be used as raffle prizes rather than auction items.
To apply, please complete the online form here
Submissions are required at least four weeks prior
Applications are processed on a fortnightly basis and charities will be contacted to confirm if they have been successful. Wasps DO NOT accept email requests, requests through our contact us form on the website or requests via mail or telephone and these will not be considered.
Due to the large number of applications received, Wasps are unable to accommodate requests from organisations or groups outside of the West Midlands, Buckinghamshire, Middlesex and South Oxfordshire, however, the club may make special provisions as an exception.
We welcome applications from the below groups:
- Voluntary and community groups
- Sports clubs
Signed Merchandise for Auction
Due to demand Wasps are unable to provide any merchandise to auction off for charity. This includes signed shirts and balls. Shirts are available to purchase from the Wasps Store at the Ricoh Arena or online at www.waspsshop.co.uk
On several occasions during the season Wasps provide the opportunity for ‘bucket collections’ on match days at The Ricoh Arena. The chosen organisations will be contacted throughout the season at the discretion of Wasps.
If you are a school or sports club interested in having a player attend an event or prize giving, please send your request through to firstname.lastname@example.org