The Rangers Charity Foundation exists to bring the Club, supporters, staff and players together in a unique way to help make a world of difference to thousands of lives through charitable and community work.
Since our creation in 2002 we have donated over £1.9 million in cash awards and over £3.5 million of in-kind support to hundreds of groups and individuals, making a combined total of over £5.4 million.
The Foundation works with charity partners each season to fund projects that have a lasting and significant impact in our community and beyond, including long term partners such as with Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity and Unicef, the world’s leading children’s charity.
Our comprehensive community programmes reach thousands of children and adults with important messages and training in the key areas of health and fitness, employment, equality, diversity and education. Every season we also help thousands of community fundraisers support causes close to their hearts by making in-kind donations and assist various community initiatives such as our local foodbank.
For more information, visit the Rangers Charity Foundation’s website at www.rangerscharity.org.uk
The Rangers Charity Foundation is committed to making a positive difference in the local community. From working with adults with addictions, veterans and people with dementia to helping tackle youth anti-social behaviour, running equality workshops and providing sporting opportunities for kids of all ages, the Rangers Charity Foundation is making a lasting difference to the lives of local people every day.
We run over 20 different projects under four key areas – employability, education, health and wellbeing and equality and diversity – as well as operating a thriving Community Hub within the Stadium in partnership with Glasgow City Council.
As an approved SQA accredited centre, the Foundation runs a number of programmes focusing on employability which have a proven track record of helping participants find employment. With key partners, we help those on our courses overcome barriers to gaining and sustaining employment.
From working with young people who are disengaged at school to helping adults gain qualifications and experience, our programmes develop skills and confidence to help participants work towards their goals.
Our Employability programmes include Get Started With Football, Coach For Success and Ready4Employment. Find out more about our employability courses here.
A high tech, multimedia classroom, run in partnership with Glasgow City Council, exists in the heart of the Broomloan Stand at Ibrox where we help local kids become better prepared for future study or work opportunities.
The Community Hub delivers programmes around employability, health and wellbeing and diversity and equality. The Foundation also works in dozens of schools across the city reaching over 6,000 children every year. We want to make a positive impact on young people and give them the opportunity to learn, grow in confidence, have fun and get fit.
Our education programmes include +Sport Move and Learn, School of Football and Tobacco and Young People. You can find out more about our range of educational initiatives here and learn more about the Ibrox Community Hub here.
Health and Wellbeing
Our health and wellbeing programmes tackle varied issues such as drug and alcohol abuse, fitness, mental health and obesity and include projects like Walking Football, Football Fans in Training and +Sport, Move and Learn.
Our Glasgow Veterans United programme helps veterans, including those struggling with mental health issues, addiction and social isolation, while our Recovery With Rangers project supports those in the early stages of recovery, helping them move in positive directions towards good health and volunteering, further education, training or employment.
Find out more about our health and wellbeing programmes here.
Diversity and Inclusion
We believe in celebrating diversity and working to increase opportunities and participation where inequalities exist. Our Friday Night Activities at the Ibrox Community Complex include football, badminton and dance for those aged 8-18.
Our community coaches ensure it is a safe environment where young people can improve their fitness and make new friends in their community. We have also introduced a new football programme for children aged between nine and 12 who are autistic.
Programmes such as the Old Firm Alliance tackle social issues and help young people to become positive citizens within their own community. Find out more about our Diversity and Inclusion programmes here.
Joy of Moving
By combining six weeks of practical sporting sessions with classroom sessions, the programme encourages physical activity, promotes nutritional education and builds awareness of the importance of a healthy diet and active lifestyle. This programme is delivered by local community trusts connected to leading national football clubs across the UK and Ireland.
The programme content is developed by nutritional and educational experts in line with the recommendations in the Government’s eatwell plate and the National Curriculum.