A Potted History of Atlas

Edited highlights from our short but productive existence


  • The Atlas Foundation legally established but not active


  • First major fundraiser, the World Cup Warriors dinner, raises over £100,000

    • Logo created

    • First 10 Rugby Champions join and start developing projects overseas


    • Early project grants are made for £180,000 to 10 grassroots projects over three years

    • First UK cycle and golf events

    • Rugby Champions grow to 24


    • £300,000 raised of which 80% allocated to charity work

    • Atlas All Schools Programme developed and early projects established in South Africa and Israel

    • Atlas 'Private Funds' developed with Rugby Clubs, Schools and Families

    Annual Reports and Accounts 

    See the link below for our first three years reports

    Annual reports