Scottish Rugby and its partners have a wide range of initiatives to help grow the game in Scotland, and assist clubs to develop their facilities or obtain funding.
The Scottish Government will invest £3.65m, recovered from the proceeds of crime, in Scottish rugby club activities and facilities from 2011 to 2014. Clubs applied for grants of up to £50,000 to improve their facilities.
The Schools Rugby Champions initiative recognises the valuable contribution that teachers make to organise, coach and support rugby in schools across Scotland.
Five hundred S1 and S2 pupils are involved in this focussed course and hundreds more benefit from the broader programme across participating schools.
Scottish Rugby words with the Food Standards Agency (Scotland) to deliver a programme of food safety, healthy eating and rugby activities to thousands of primary school pupils across Scotland.
Any rugby club with a maintenance or facilities improvement project can apply to Scottish Rugby’s Club Facilities Fund for an award of up to £2,000.
Part of the Cashback for Communities scheme, G4S Street rugby initiative brings a portable version of the game to areas of urban and rural deprivation. It gives children the chance to try the sport, and learn the positive values inherent to rugby.
Our modern apprentices gain valuable experience and professional qualifications in rugby coaching, child protection, refereeing and first aid.