"Using the 'power of professional sport' we aim to inspire and excite children about learning through projects such as Playing for Success."
"Many professional sports clubs across the country operate these type of initiatives although each operates independently and relies heavily on local funding partners."
"The funding these type of projects receive has relied much on public funding which is of course vulnerable in today's financial climate. Therefore, the investment being made by Renishaw is a timely and much welcome boost to our projects."
The media centre at Kingsholm, is transformed into a classroom on non-matchdays and becomes the learning area for the young people. The aim is to provide a vibrant, exciting and stimulating place for children and young people to learn.
Helping to increase the attainment level of vulnerable children and improving emotional well being by building confidence and key skills. We believe that every child can achieve and make a positive contribution to their community however they can only learn how to do this through interacting and learning with positive role models.
Jeremy Chamberlain, Chair of Renishaw's Charities Committee (RCC), said:
"As a socially responsible business with 1,400 employees within Gloucestershire, Renishaw actively supports organisations that enrich the lives of people in our local communities."
"The RCC was created over 20 years ago to support local charitable and voluntary institutions, with a particular focus on organisations that assist children, including toddler groups, educational projects, sports clubs, young carers, and support for the disabled."
"We are therefore very pleased and excited to become involved in the impressive community projects at Gloucester Rugby."