Rugby au Coeur is the Endowment Fund for Rugby World Cup 2023. It is chaired by Jean-Pierre Rives, a French sporting legend and advocate for the rugby values of solidarity and fraternity.
Thanks to the donations of its patrons, Rugby au Coeur has set itself the objective of financing meaningful projects important to Rugby World Cup 2023, which foster education, inclusion and equity. It seeks to make rugby count in other fields, to meet the challenges facing our society: in schools, hospitals, and disadvantaged neighbourhoods.
Some of the projects funded by Rugby au Coeur are: the social inclusion of people with disabilities, support for unaccompanied foreign minors, and support for victims of domestic violence.
Inspired by the solidarity of rugby, our Endowment funds aims to go further. Professional people and individuals from all walks of life are welcome to join our solidarity scrum by making a donation at tickets.rugbyworldcup.com.
Since June 2020, Rugby au Coeur has become the Official Charity of Rugby World Cup 2023, taking its actions at an international level.
Objective of 500 FOUNDED PROJECTS
More than 75 000 PEOPLE HELPED
3 KEY CHALLENGES
« Rugby au Coeur is a wonderful idea. I am here because I think that rugby can allow those who don’t have the chance, because they can be shy, or come from different backgrounds, to grow, to open their eyes, to travel, and to become someone.
It allows the small ones to grow up faster, and the grown-ups that we became to remain, from time to time, children. »
Jean-Pierre RIVES, President of Rugby au Coeur