Leicester Tigers recognise the importance and hard work of charities and community-based fund-raising groups as well as the positive impact we can have to help generate revenues and profile for these causes.
We receive thousands of requests for donations to good causes each year and unfortunately cannot fulfil them all. The club does, though, have a commitment to deliver assistance where possible and a policy in place to deal with requests.
Official Charity Partners
Leicester Tigers recognises Official Charity Partners each year and have chosen the below charities for the 2019/20 season:
- Bodie Hodges Foundation
- Leicestershire & Rutland Blood Bikes
- Leicester Tigers Foundation
- Matt Hampson Foundation
Our charity partners will receive a number of benefits to include, but not be limited to, a collection at a first-team match, signed merchandise and assistance in raising the charity's profile by adding the stature of the club during their time as a partner.
Official Club Charities
How to apply to be a Charity Partner
If you wish to apply to become one of the clubs official charity partners for the 2020/21 season, please send your request to by email to [email protected] or via post to on headed paper to:
Requests need to include the following to be considered:
- Why your chosen charity should be considered.
- A link or recommendation from a member of the Tigers family is required (such as a letter of introduction from a staff member, player, Legend or current season ticket holder with the club).
- Applications need to be received by 31 December 2019 to be considered.
- All applications received that qualify will be reviewed with 5 applications being considered by the staff charity committee and be ratified to 3 by the board meeting in January.
- All successful applicants will be notified after the January board meeting.
- An initial meeting will be set up with the chosen charities to be able to discuss the process for the forthcoming season.
Priority will be given to charities close to, but not restricted to, Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland and those associated to Rugby.
Other Charity Requests
As well as the benefits to our charity partners, we will make available 100 pairs of tickets to each of our two designated 'charity fixtures' to be used by fund-raisers to generate revenues. These tickets can be sold as a raffle prize only and cannot be auctioned to the highest bidder. If you are interested in receiving one pair of tickets to raffle in support of your chosen cause, please register your details by following this link: www.leicestertigers.com/charityrequests or to the address below.
There is also a cashback programme which provides an opportunity for groups from schools, clubs, charities and other organisations to attend a Mattioli Woods Welford Road match and raise valuable funds for their chosen cause. This scheme generated more than £10,000 for causes in its first season and provides a superb opportunity for people to come together and show support for their chosen cause while also enjoying matchday with us. If you would like to know more about the scheme, phone our group days team on 0116 217 1216 or email [email protected]
Due to the large number of applications, we will not be able to accommodate requests from organisations outside of Leicestershire and Rutland, or those who do not provide confirmation from their chosen charity of their fundraising efforts. However we will make special provisions for exceptional cases, national campaigns and will consider applications from armed forces or emergency services.
Regrettably time, admin and postage costs mean that the club cannot respond to or acknowledge unsuccessful applications, and the savings made will be used to safeguard the benefits laid out above.
We would like to place on record our recognition of the hard work and dedication of volunteers and charitable organisations across the country and we wish them well in their commitment to their chosen causes.