Policy

Charity & Fundraising

Wasps Charity/fundraising Policy

Wasps receive thousands of requests for donations and charity involvement each year. Our fundraising 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 significant 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, over the past few years, been working with the Alan Higgs Foundation, Dallaglio RugbyWorks, Zoe's Place, SSAFA and our own charity - 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 it is appropriate and possible for us to do so.

 

The Higgs Charity

The Higgs Charity supports strategic initiatives, projects or activities within the wider community helping the needs of groups or organisations supported through one-off grants.

Charitable giving ranges from large strategic projects to small local donations.

Wasps provide continued support to the Higgs Charity by donating 50p from every seat sold in The Higgs Charity Stand.

For more information about the Higgs Charity please visit their website here: www.higgscharity.org.uk

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.

For more information about the programmes Wasps Community Foundation email us at community@wasps.co.uk.

If you would like to talk to someone from Wasps Community Foundation email here

Charity Tickets

In addition to the support provided to these charities, Wasps provide a limited number of tickets to be used as raffle prizes and other fundraising initiatives. These can be redeemed during the season for any game in the Gallagher Premiership at the Ricoh Arena, subject to ticket availability. The value of these tickets is fixed and it is suggested they are used as raffle prizes rather than auction items.

To apply, please complete the online form here.

Submissions are required at least four weeks prior to any fundraising event taking place.

Charities will only be contacted to confirm if they have been successful. Wasps DO NOT accept email requests, requests through any other contact 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 and South Oxfordshire, however, the club may make special provisions as an exception.

We welcome applications from:

  • Charities
  • Schools
  • Voluntary and community groups
  • Sports clubs
More information

Signed merchandise for auction

Due to demand Wasps is unable to provide any merchandise to auction for charity. This includes signed shirts and balls. These items are available to purchase from the Wasps Store at the Ricoh Arena or online at www.waspsshop.co.uk. Please note that Wasps do not accept items for signature. 

Ground Collections

We only fundraise for our chosen charities on match days at the Ricoh Arena.

Player Appearances

If you are a school or sports club interested in having a player attend an event or prize giving, please send your requests to our Community team.