Who are we?
Ospreys in the Community (OitC) are a not-for-profit foundation working in close partnership with Ospreys. We share a strong relationship and form a key part of the Ospreys' Strategy. We operate independently to the professional rugby organisation.
What do we do?
We are a vibrant and sustainable foundation, harnessing the power of the Ospreys & Sport to positively impact our communities. We encourage and support people of all ages and abilities to make positive choices, with inclusion being the golden thread that ties together our work.
We work to improve lives by collaborating on a range of programmes across our three core Pillars: Sport & Physical Activity, Health & Wellbeing, Education & Employability.
Any money raised will be going to directly support our 'Sporting Memories' dementia and social isolation programme - more details below.
Playing Your Lottery with Ospreys in the Community
Every time you play you will be contributing directly to the funding of Ospreys in the Community, as well as being in with a chance of winning Your Lottery £10,000 jackpot, there are also thirteen monthly prizes from the £1,600 prize pot.
Where your stake goes
- 50% of your stake goes directly to Ospreys in the Community
- 20% is payable in winners' prizes
- 30% used in administration of the lottery
Compared with other lotteries
- 25.5% Health Lottery goes to good causes
- 28% National Lottery goes to good causes
- 32% Postcode Lottery goes to good causes
The aim of the project is to get older people together to talk about sport. It could be a game they once played in, a great match they witnessed, or meeting a famous sports star from the past.
Through the project, Ospreys in the Community work closely with local sports clubs to provide a friendly welcoming club environment for individuals. They can come for a chat, a cup of tea, a chance to meet new people, and increase their physical activity by participating in some of the activities on offer.
The Sporting Memories Foundation is the World's first charity dedicated to Sports Reminiscence and Physical Activities.
Our aim is to engage with people in their local rugby or community club. Creating a safe and familiar environment where we can encourage conversations and reminisce about Sport. The programme aims to tackle social isolation and loneliness.
The Sporting Memories project supports older people living with dementia, depression and loneliness by engaging them in social activities and helping them to recall memories of watching or playing sport. By sharing memories, such as recalling #MyFirstGame and tapping into a passion for sport the project helps people to connect with others and with their past, reawakening positive thoughts and feelings that otherwise remain hidden away.