Lawrence Dallaglio OBE and Channel 4’s Scarlette Douglas from A Place in the Sun, presenting the ‘Charity Partner of the Year’ award to the Mercers’ Company
Our charity, the Mercer’s Charitable Foundation (MCF) is delighted to have been awarded ‘Charity Partner of the Year’ at the Dallaglio Rugby Works Awards. MCF was awarded for supporting the organisation over and above through grantmaking.
Dallaglio Rugby Works (DRW) supports teenagers in achieving long-term positive transitions beyond education. DRW provides young people with the confidence, communication, and life skills, using rugby as a basis to educate, achieving qualifications such as the Sports Leaders’ Awards and the Duke of Edinburgh Award.
MCF’s funding has helped DRW broker new relationships with the likes of the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust and Brentford FC Community Sports Trust. It also launched a film supported by capacity builder Media Trust.
In 2020, a grant for £281,900 was made for three years from the Mercers’ Charitable Foundation (MCF) to Dallaglio Rugby Works under the Transitions Special Initiative of our Young People & Education Programme.
Learn more about our Young People & Education Programme here.