Supported by corporate heavyweights and charity specialists, ATLAS was founded in 2015 and its first projects start work in 2016 in the UK, Ireland, South Africa, South America, India and the Pacific Islands, paying for coaches, funding education, and building sports pitches for schools, clubs and communities with none of their own.
“ATLAS was started by a bunch of people who have seen how effective rugby is in tackling a range of problems. We have seen at first hand the good that the game, and the rugby family can do when it pulls together. I know that a solid prop added to a great pack will drive teams forward over any obstacles. In rugby this was match winning, in the lives of children this means winning the war against poverty, illiteracy and disease.”
-Founding Chairman, Jason Leonard OBE
Most of our work is with children and young people, and we work to improve their lives regardless of age, gender, sexuality, race or religion.
ATLAS funds overseas projects, including building schools and sports pitches, and providing education, food, and medicine for children in deprived communities.