Grant Guidelines


What is the Wasps Legends Charitable Foundation?

The Wasps Legends Charitable Foundation was established in November 2012.

Wasps Legends is the past players network of Wasps, men and women, amateur and professional and their sole aim is to raise funds for the Wasps Legends Charitable Foundation.


Mission Statement

The Wasps Legends Charitable Foundation’s mission is to make a positive difference to a charitable project and/or individual by utilising the characters and collective spirit of the Wasps and rugby family.


Funding Streams

As a Foundation we operate two funding streams:


Main Grant

The Main Grant is awarded on an annual basis to support a specific project of an organisation.

The maximum grant available is £25,000 and is subject to our funding terms.


Small Grant

Small grants are awarded up to a maximum of £2,500 in any one year period and are awarded to support a specific project of an organisation or individual.


Target Client Group

The Foundation will support projects that are close to the heart of the Wasps Legends.


Target Organisations

Applications will only be accepted from UK organisations that are registered, exempt or excepted Charities, or those recognised as Charities by Inland Revenue in Scotland or Northern Ireland.



Charities with reserves of over 50% income, administrative costs, activities primarily the responsibility of statutory agencies, replacement of lost statutory funding, research, events, advertising, holidays, sponsorship, contributions to large capital appeals, single faith charities, charities that are raising funds on behalf of another charity. The Wasps Legends Charitable Foundation Board reserves the right to make a final discretionary decision as to whether or not to accept any charity proposal put forward.


How to Apply

The Application forms are available here or by contacting Max Porter at

Applications will only be accepted if submitted by a member of Wasps Legends.



Applications will only be considered if accompanied by a signed copy of the most recent audited accounts and annual report.


What happens to your Application?

Applications will be assessed against a number of criteria, including user involvement, sustainability, maximum benefit and volunteer involvement. Assessment visits may be made.

The Main Grant will be awarded in January of each year and will be chosen for by the members of Wasps Legends.

The Small Grants will be awarded throughout the year at the discretion of the Trustees of the Wasps Legends Charitable Foundation.


What do we expect?

Acceptance of a Grant is conditional on agreement to complete a monitoring and evaluation report. Any change in relevant circumstances must be reported.