History

The Ayr Community Rugby Trust (ACRT) obtained charitable status on 1st March 2008. Ayr Community Rugby Trust is a registered Scottish Charity (SC039365) and as such qualifies for Gift Aid. Any tax paying individual can make a personal donation to the Trust and, provided that a gift aid declaration form is signed, the Trust can then claim 25% of the donation back from HMRC. Working in partnership with Ayr Rugby Club and the Ayrshire Bulls, Ayr Community Rugby Trust is committed to supporting the Ayr Rugby five-year development plan “Stepchange '24” vision, mission and values, they are:

Vison

‘An inclusive Club at the heart and the centre of the community’ Ayr Rugby’s ambition is to deliver an inclusive sporting model that has an impact on education, health and employment for a wide range of people within our community no matter of age, ability, sexual orientation or social status. Ayr Rugby is committed to improving and achieving more success, making us a club that our players, members, coaches and the wider community of Ayrshire are proud off, and that others enjoy visiting. Our vision is for Ayr Rugby to be a model of best practice that others aspire to emulate, both from what we achieve on the field to what we achieve off the field and how we contribute to our local community.

Mission

Our mission is to establish solid foundations that ensure that rugby is in the best position to continue to flourish in all aspects of the game, for all, whilst contributing towards education, health, wellbeing, employment, discipline and inclusiveness across the Ayrshire community.

Values

We centre our values on being ‘REAL’ within the community that we serve and members that we support. Our four values underpin our ethos and thinking on placing inclusive sport as a vehicle to help our community thrive and provide an environment of which our players and members can be proud. RespectRespecting each other is the basics that makes our sport. We hold our Club and the sport of Rugby in high esteem through its values and traditions earning the respect of others in the way we behave. We will always respect our match officials and accept their decisions. Being respectful of the opposition players, supporters, coaches, volunteers, those who run our club and our clubhouses is the foundations of our Values. EnjoymentWe play and support our Club for the enjoyment. Playing rugby and training at all levels should done because it’s made fun, enjoyment is the reason we play for and support our Club. Enjoying what we do creates Team Spirit and can only help us to be more successful. AchievementSuccess is not an achievement, it is the end process to our Club being inclusive at the heart of our members and centre to our community. LifestyleWe encourage all members of our Club to adopt a healthy lifestyle and build life skills through the enjoyment of rugby. We enjoy being part of a team and part of the rugby family. Through our development team, partners and structure we aim to provide opportunities for anyone to be involved with rugby. Our educational work allows us to do the following: Develop Rugby Modern Apprenticeship opportunities that have a pathway to College or University. In partnership with schools deliver quality rugby programmes in 6 secondary and 24 primary schools. Working with South Ayrshire Council Active Schools team, plan and deliver a wide range of rugby games, conferences, tournaments that include contact rugby, touch rugby, female rugby, walking rugby and inclusive rugby. Work with school students from the bottom 5% of deprived areas in Scotland, creating links for them join a rugby club and develop other education, employment opportunities.

How To Donate

Should you wish to donate please contact Stuart Fenwick by Mobile on 07736320624 or by email at [email protected]

Any donation would be most welcome and would help greatly in the promotion, development and support of youth rugby. Key Contacts - Chair - Paul Davidson / Director of Youth & Female Rugby – Stuart Fenwick / Development Officer/Ser Academy Lead – Frazier Climo / Female Development Officer/Female Academy Lead – Connie Griffiths / Community Officer/Jnr Academy Lead – TBC