The Partnership

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The partnership that organises, promotes, funds and delivers Rugby’s Got Talent 2019 is made up of five dedicated local organisations. All of the partners are very keen to showcase talent from the town.


ORGANISING PARTNER: The Rotary Club of Rugby Dunsmore ran the original Rugby’s Got Talent competitions in 2010-2013 alongside Rugby FM and was instrumental in its revival in 2018. Rotary Clubs around the world support their local communities and causes.

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ORGANISING PARTNER: Rugby Area Talent Trust is a small charity with a big interest in Rugby’s young talent. Trustee David Head said “We support talent in music, arts, academia, sport, and entrepreneurship by providing performance experiences and running a small grants programme. RGT is a key project for us and we take great pride in organising the shows”.

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MEDIA PARTNER: Rugby FM is proud to be supporting Rugby’s Got Talent. Jason Moss, presenter and reporter from the station said “RGT gives local people a chance to perform and develop their talent, whether you’re a singer/songwriter, perform in a local band, magician or dancer. Previous winners of Rugby’s Got Talent are now forging their careers within the entertainment industry, so it’s well worth entering!”

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PROJECT SPONSOR: Houlton Radio Station Rugby is an exciting development and extension to the east of our town. Developers Urban & Civic were our sponsors in 2018 and are supporting us again in 2019. They recognise how important it is to invest in community alongside the construction of housing and infrastructure. We are very grateful for Houlton’s financial support which contributes to the cost of the venue, prize fund and technical costs.

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VENUE PARTNER: Rugby Theatre “sets the standards for amateur theatre across the midlands.” From the classics to compelling modern drama and farce to big budget musicals and visiting performers including opera, children’s dance, brass bands and celebrity speakers. The intimate theatre is the place to be in Rugby for over 100 days a year of live entertainment as well as the latest movies.

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Some small print about RGT 2019 sponsors and partners

(1) The Rotary Club of Rugby Dunsmore is registered charity 1070897. RCRD will receive 50% of any surplus funds generated by RGT 2019. (2) Rugby Area Talent Trust (RATT) is registered charity 1174109. RATT will receive 50% of any surplus generated by RGT 2019. (3) Rugby FM is a commercial radio station. The station promote and advertise RGT at heavily discounted rates. (4) Urban & Civic are a commercial property and land development company. Urban & Civic support community initiatives, such as RGT, in the areas in which they work. (5) Rugby Theatre is an amateur membership-based theatre group and also a registered charity 1154359. The theatre charges reduced venue hire fee for RGT and will also benefit from a proportion of the proceeds of ticket sales.