The Ospreys in the Community foundation was the first of its type in the Pro14 and celebrated its sixth anniversary during 2021 and its work has never been more needed or appreciated.
The reach and influence of Ospreys in the Community (OITC) has had a very real impact and influence on the lives of the people within the communities the Ospreys represent.
OITC was created back in 2015 with the vision and aim of “creating a vibrant and sustainable foundation” and “to harness the power of the Ospreys to make a positive difference in our communities.”
With an experienced Board of Trustees with backgrounds across the public and private sectors to guide and offer their expertise, OITC is well equipped to make a real impact where it matters most.
The foundation has charitable status and operates by generating their own funds, accessing grant funding, and partnering with local businesses. With all income utilised to extend the reach and impact across communities within the region.
The aim of OITC is to make a very real difference to people’s lives and to offer meaningful support and make a positive difference to everyone from young children to older people.
The three new key pillars of the Ospreys in the Community foundation:
Health and Wellbeing
Sport and Physical Activity
Education and Employability
Tom Sloane, Foundation Manager of the Ospreys in the Community, said:
“We set out in 2015 to work with 20,000 people and that quickly escalated and we have now been working with 40,000 people every year and that was all pre-Covid-19 and all face-to-face."