There's just three days left to get your application in for the Growth & Participation Fund, and the Club Sustainability Fund.
Growth & Participation
There is £500,000 of funding available to be awarded under the Growth & Participation stream for clubs to invest between £5,000 and £10,000 into a project during the 2023/24 season aligned to one of the sub-categories (Women and Girls’ rugby, Development Environments and State School rugby).
There are many ways in which your club could utilse funding from this income stream, for example:
- Amongst clubs who received funding last season was Kelso Rugby Club, who utilised £5,000 of funding to facilitate workshops and training for coaches, players and volunteers on mental and physical wellbeing, sleep hygiene, nutrition, and strength and conditioning to aid on and off field performance and help establish a more positive environment for everyone to enjoy their rugby experience.
- Ross Sutherland also received a grant of £5,000 to support their women and girls programme, which now sees the club boast a thriving women’s team, girls’ section and school programmes.
- Cambuslang Rugby Club were also awarded £7,500 to support their work in collaboration with Stonelaw High School, offering an expanded School of Rugby programme to engage more than 200 boys and girls in curricular and extra-curricular rugby activity.
If your club is looking to run a project next season to support sustained growth and development of the community game, with a focus on inclusion and diversity, please apply to the Growth & Participation Fund. More information can be found on the Scottish Rugby website - click on the link below.
Club Sustainability Fund
The Club Sustainability Fund is also now open, with three sub-catergories of funding available to apply to offering levels of funding between £10,000, £50,000 and £250,000 to support clubs to upgrade their facilities and improve the quality, capacity and longevity of rugby participation.
- Falkirk Rugby Club were awarded £250,000 from this fund to allow them to renovate their pavilion space which will see the six changing rooms redeveloped into four changing rooms, a gym and a community space which can be utilised by the club for coaching, or local groups for meetings and presentations.
If your club is looking to upgrade its facilities, please apply to the Club Sustainability Fund. More information can be found on the Scottish Rugby website - click on the link below.