best practice guides


There are numerous organisations who can help with funding. These are just some ideas…

RFU website

The RFU has a section on its website detailing financial management and funding streams to assist rugby clubs. The information available includes the following:

Awards for All                                                                      Cash 4 Clubs
Coalfields Regeneration                                                     Fundrazor
Grantfinder                                                                           Community Foundations
Landfill Communities Fund                                              Rugby Football Foundation
Sportsmatch                                                                         Local Authority Funding
National Association of Voluntary Councils                 Fundraising Support

RFU Grand Draw

The RFU Grand Draw has been paused for the 2019-20 season. Whilst the RFU review the options to help clubs fundraise in the longer term, they have created a short ‘how to’ guide for clubs, schools and colleges to run their own raffles or lotteries.

NatWest RugbyForce 2020

The RFU and NatWest work in partnership of their nationwide programme designed to provide an opportunity to welcome members, volunteers and local businesses from the community for a weekend of DIY to help make rugby clubs stronger businesses by renovating their facilities.

The NatWest RugbyForce 2020 weekend will be held on 27th – 28th June 2020.

NatWest RugbyForce 2020 has now launched and to be considered for a grant the deadline for applications is 15 March 2020. This year the focus is on improving your social spaces.

Now is the time to let us know how a NatWest RugbyForce grant of up to £3,000 could be a game changer for your club, what the impact would be on your social space and how it could in turn help bring the community into your club.

Clubs that register for NatWest RugbyForce 2020 can look forward to receiving a host of exciting rewards and benefits, from grant funding and online toolkits, to marketing and communications advice, as well as access to special offers.

To register, click on the link to the application form below, and you can also find the terms & conditions below.

Application Form –

Terms and Conditions –

PRO-ACTIVE West London

PRO-ACTIVE West London is one of the five sub-regional Sport and Physical Activity Partnerships operating across London and one of the 49 covering England. Its aim is to increase participation in sport and physical activity in Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hillingdon and Hounslow.

The website provides lots of useful information and also has a funding search facility where you can look for specific funding streams to help with your project.

Sport England

Sport England is committed to investing in clubs and projects across the country to create a great environment that encourages more people to play sport.

They have different types of funding available that cover:

Funding Central

Funding Central is a free resource for charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. They list thousands of funding and finance opportunities, plus a wealth of tools and information supporting you to develop a sustainable income strategy

Easyfundraising is a great way to raise money for charities, schools, sports clubs, community groups, and other good causes just by shopping online. Individuals access websites e.g. Amazon via easyfundraising, individuals don’t pay anything extra and then the retailer makes a donation to your cause as a thank you for shopping with them.


Fundrazor offers sports clubs tickets to sell for a variety of social events including Nights at the Dogs, Paintballing, Comedy Clubs, Golf Days etc. The tickets are given to the Clubs for free or at a very low cost and then the club can sell the tickets at a price you decide on and keep the profits.

Further information

For further assistance with funding requirements please contact your RDO or Chair of Rugby Development Committee, Louise Latter by email on Email: .

Louise will work with you, alongside RFU Facilities & Funding Manager Jason Bowers and your RDO in helping with your requirements.