Hull FC work with a number of charities and charity partners in a variety of ways, whether it be through donating main shirt sponsorship, releasing shirts to highlight charity partners or donating prizes for charity events.
Below are a selection of case studies of the work the club has done with local, regional and national charity partners.
Steve Prescott Foundation
One of the club’s most high-profile charity partnerships, Hull FC’s link with the Steve Prescott Foundation has grown year on year since the Foundation was set up in 2007.
In 2015, Hull FC waived away any sponsorship opportunities for the front of the away shirt, instead giving up the space to the Steve Prescott Foundation and donating a portion of each shirt sale to the Foundation.
Since 2014, the year after Steve’s untimely death, Hull FC and St Helens have played each other for the ‘Steve Prescott Cup’, taking the aggregate score from the two regular Super League season fixtures between the clubs to decide the winner.
L6ve Life was set up to help provide funds for finding a cure for Motor Neurone Disease, as well as helping those already living with the disease.
The charity was founded in 2013 by Lee Newton, a former Skirlaugh Bulls amateur player, to raise funds and awareness of the disease.
L6ve Life and Hull FC first worked together in August 2014, when chairman Adam Pearson took on the popular ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ to raise funds and awareness before the Hull Derby at the KCOM Stadium.
In 2016, as the club did the year prior, Hull FC donated the front of their away shirt to L6ve Life, launching with players past and present from Lee’s old amateur club, Skirlaugh Bulls.
Hull FC Community Foundation
Hull FC have always been one of the most proactive organisations in the city and the sport of Rugby League when it comes to their work in the community and the club’s Community Foundation continues to enhance, develop and expand even further.
The Hull FC Community Foundation is the official charity of Hull FC and delivers a range of projects under the four pillars of Participation, Education, Health and Social Inclusion.
Sport and Rugby League has the unique ability to raise spirits and unite different ages, sexes, ethnicities and socio-economic groups in a shared passion and the Hull FC Foundation looks to improve the lives of over 40,000 people every single year.
As a registered charity, the Hull FC Foundation ensures that the club’s fantastic work in the local communities is further enhanced through local strategic partnerships within the public, private and voluntary sector.
Cobus Community Champions
Launched in November 2015, Cobus Community Champions works with local businesses and supporters to give under-privileged young people the chance to experience live sport for the first time, earn qualifications and meet new people.
The scheme works with a number of community centres from the cities less affluent areas, including Dales Youth Centre, Brandsholme, The Warren, Hull City Centre and Hessle Road Network on Hessle Road.
The scheme works alongside the Hull FC Community Foundation to provide a pre-match meal, entertainment in the Toys ‘R’ Us Family Area, game day activities and travel to and from the game.
The youngsters who benefit from the scheme also take part in accessible education sessions and earn awards and qualifications to aid their long-term development in a fun and friendly environment.
The Hull&Proud Fund 2015 raised money for four worthy causes including the Steve Prescott Foundation, Disabilities Trust, Life For A Kid Foundation and the Hull FC Community Foundation.
The events that took place during 2015 included: a charity single, Feka Palea’sevens’ tournament, cinema screening and a Grand Final cycle ride challenge.
Thanks to a number of fundraisers during 2015, over £8,000 was raised for the four charities.