Community Foundation

Moseley Rugby Community Foundation

If you would like to support our activities either financially, volunteering to help us in any way, or if yoyu have information on an initiative you think we should be considering, please contact: Derek Nutt on ?? Add email and phone? Or use ‘generic’ info@moseleyrugby.co.uk?

Objectives and Activities

Moseley Rugby Community Foundation is the charitable foundation arm of Birmingham Moseley Rugby Club. It was established in 2004 to work with local schools to improve and protect the health of children in and around the inner City of Birmingham.

Whilst working with local schools remains a major focus, we have widened our activities to include charitable services for the benefit of the inhabitants of Birmingham and the surrounding area. Our services are driven by income related to grants and donations.

Our activities include providing services to those in need including:

  • Developing their capacity and skills in such a way that they are better able to identify and help meet their needs and to participate more fully in society.
  • Providing or assisting in the provision of facilities in the interests of social welfare for recreation or other leisure time occupation of individuals who have need of such facilities by reason of their youth, age infirmity or disability, financial hardship or social circumstances with the object of improving their conditions of life.
  • Preserving and protecting their health by encouraging participation in healthy recreation and providing facilities for the playing of rugby and other sports.
  • Advancing their education and offering training opportunities in employability.

Activities

In addition to working with and in local schools to improve and protect the health of children, MRCF has undertaken a number of successful initiatives including:

R’n’B Learning Zone

The R’n’B Learning Zone was established in 2006 initially as a Playing for Success Centre working with under achieving local pupils to raise literacy and numeracy levels using sport as both motivating factor a theme.

UK Online Centre & DWP Work Club

In April 2011, the remit was extended to better serve the needs of the whole community particularly those people on margins of society, the elderly, the disabled and the jobless. We applied for and successfully achieved accredited UK Online status, becoming a UK Online Centre.

We currently run Monday – Friday as an accredited UK Online Centre and as a DWP registered Work Club.

We provide:

  • IT training to local people
  • Support for the local unemployed to access the Government’s website, write CV’s, job search and apply for jobs
  • Training to help people access NHS services via the Internet
  • Training in using the latest devices and advice on broadband and Wi-fi options.

Train to Gain

We run a Train to Gain programme at a local Community Centre and a session at the local Job Centre, each once a week.

We have trained approximately 250 local people in IT and supported 160+ on the pathway to employment in the last 12 months.

Skills for Work

In addition, we run a, Skills for Work programme in partnership with Brandwood Ward. This programme offers a range of training including First Aid and Health & Safety at work and aims to place local people in work experience.

Achievements and performance

Developing our Work Club to involve a work experience programme. This has resulted in us placing 30+ local people in valid work experience, leading to paid employment.

We successfully bid and obtained funding from Big Lottery to erect street lighting along a previously unlit footpath on Billesley Common.

We have established the following mutually supportive partnerships:

  • Job Centre+
  • Big Lottery
  • Comic Relief/RFU
  • Brandwood Community Centre
  • BCC & Local Councillors
  • Shaw Trust
  • Grendon & Billesley Family Centre
  • Billesley & Highters Heath Development Group

 

We were able to contribute to the Birmingham Moseley Rugby Community Department who coaches  257 Special Education Needs each week ,together with 21 schools with 956 pupils from 4 years upwards directly impacted on a weekly basis