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Sources of Community Rugby Club Funding

A fly half restarts the game during a community rugby match

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Community rugby clubs might not realise the funding avenues available to them.  There are many funding agencies, both at a national and local level, which can help your club achieve its ambitions on the pitch and within the local community.

Essentially, funding falls into two categories: revenue support and capital support.  Revenue funding covers people and programme, while capital funding is for facilities and equipment. 

Whether you want to upgrade your pitch, acquire a top coach, install floodlights, get some kit for the under-14 XV or renovate the home dressing room, the RFU is here with funding stream suggestions.

An initial point of help is an RFU memo produced on Awards for All and Sport England Small Grants Scheme Funding (MS Word DOC 225kB).

Browse through funding agency links and look at the Facilities Case Studies section for examples of how other clubs have succeeded in securing development funding.