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Awards For All - A Brief Guide

What is Awards for All?

  • A Lottery grants scheme aimed at local communities
  • Short and simple application form
  • Notification of award within 3 months – successful or not
  • All year round applications with no deadlines

Who can apply?

  • Voluntary sports organisations ie rugby clubs
  • Voluntary groups, ie disability groups, women’s organisations, ethnic community groups, neighbourhood associations playing or planning to play sport
  • Schools or colleges linking with local clubs
  • Constituent Bodies on behalf of groups of clubs
  • Properly constituted sports development groups
  • Priority is given to organisations with an annual income of less than £20,000

How much can I apply for?

  • Provides grants of between £500-£10,000
  • No direct financial partnership funding is required
  • ‘In kind’ contributions of time, effort or materials will be accepted

What help and / or assistance can I call upon?

How do I apply?

  • Contact your RFU Regional Development Officer (RDO) for advice
  • Work out your ‘3 Os’
    •      Objective – what do you aim to achieve
    •      Output – how will you deliver it?
    •      Outcome – what difference will your project make?
  • Call 0845 600 2040 for an application pack from Awards for All 


Pitch, Grounds and Facility Improvement

  • Materials for ground improvement (other than equipment)
  • Pitch drainage projects
  • Improvements to floodlighting (must show capacity build)
  • Training linked to ground improvement:  IoG courses, etc
  • Advice / research to improve grounds:  STRI professional advice
  • Equipment (improved or additional, not just replacement)
  • Small capital projects*
  • Improved changing / showering facility*

*Must show capacity build ie new junior / girls section or health and safety reasons

Training & Education

  • Course fee payment / subsidy – for example
  • RFU Coaching Awards
  • Coach mentoring
  • RFU Referee Courses
  • RFU Constituent Body / Regional Conferences / Seminars
  • Sport England ‘Running Sport’ Courses
  • ScUK courses
  • Other related training needs for volunteers

Activity Programmes

  • Start up and / or running costs (this may include elements of Training & Education)
  • Coaching / administration costs
  • Festivals
  • New sections (junior / women and girls, disability)
  • University rugby programmes (participation based)
  • 6th Form College programmes (participation based)
  • Recreational Rugby projects (beach, pub, corporate tag / other leagues)
  • Adult section recruitment projects (marketing and promotion)

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