About Us

Wooden Spoon is the children’s charity of rugby. We are a grant-making charity and fund life-changing projects across the UK & Ireland.  

We have a national footprint, but the largest part of our income is raised by local volunteers. Our aim is that every penny that our volunteers raise is spent in their local communities.  In the last year, despite the difficult conditions, we raised and distributed £1,000,700 in grants to support 107 charitable projects helping over 113,000 children and young people living with disabilities, disadvantaged or disenfranchised.   

But we need your help more than ever as more children need our help.  In the last year Wooden Spoon was only able to fund one in four of the grant applications we received due to the increased demand for our support.   

We are asking you, the rugby community, to come together, in the true spirit of rugby and help us change young peoples’ lives. 


Through the power of rugby, every child and young person has access to the best life opportunities, no matter what their background.


To positively transform the lives of vulnerable children and young people through the power of rugby.


Our rugby heritage drives our core values of Passion, Integrity,  Teamwork and Fun.

If you would like more information on how you can help Wooden Spoon, whether it be fundraising initiatives or volunteering, please click here.