Club Sustainability Fund

Scottish Rugby is pleased to reintroduce the Club Sustainability Fund (CSF) for the 2022/23 season. This season the fund is comprised of four strands: Fast Track, Revenue, Capital and Major Capital Investment.

Fast Track applications are open now with the remaining three strands going live in October.

Fast Track

The Fast Track strand of the CSF provides funding of up to £2,000 for club maintenance or improvement projects.

Guidelines on the eligibility of projects for this fund along with the application to apply can be viewed below.

Fast Track applications deadline is 31 July 2022.

Please note a number of the downloadable documents in this section are currently unavailable as we refresh the content, but they will be available again soon.

Revenue

The Revenue strand of the CSF provides funding of up to £10,000 for club sustainability projects.

Guidelines on the eligibility of projects for this fund along with the application to apply will be added below shortly.

Capital

The Capital strand of the CSF provides up to £50,000 of funding to support cubs to upgrade their facilities and improve the quality, capacity and longevity of rugby participation.

Guidelines on the eligibility and information on the application process, plus the application form will be added below shortly.

Major Capital Investment

The Major Capital Investment strand is part of our Growth and Participation fund subsidised by the Scottish Government. It is designed to support clubs with developments to their physical infrastructure including the purchase, upgrade or construction of an asset.

This financial support programme is a £500K fund, which will award up to £250K for one or two capital investment projects per year over the five-year lifespan of the Growth and Participation Fund. This means up to 10 projects across Scotland could receive up to £250K* for facility development.

Guidelines on the eligibility and information on the application process, plus the application form will be added below shortly.

*Scottish Rugby reserve the right to change the number and value of awards in any year based on the suitability or lack of application in any year.

Submissions & deadlines

Please submit your application via email to [email protected] including copies of your supporting documents.

For Fast Track applications the deadline is 31 July 2022.

Scottish Rugby aims to turn around decisions on Fast Track applications by 29 August 2022, however this is entirely dependent on applicants providing the information needed to fully consider the application. On occasions, further investigation may be needed which will require more time.

If you have any questions about the CSF, please contact your Rugby Development Regional Manager.

Application deadlines for the Revenue, Capital and Major Capital Investment strand will be communicated in due course.

Awarded funding in CSF 2022

Grassroots rugby clubs across Scotland benefitted from over £340,000 of investment from Scottish Rugby through the 2022 CSF which opened in January this year.

This year’s 12 successful applicants will receive investment towards projects via two funding strands – Capital and Revenue – designed to improve club facilities or allow clubs to employ administrators to support with operational needs.

Below you'll find confirmation of successful applicants and the projects their award will support.

Capital (CSF 2022)

Club

Project

Scottish Rugby Award

Kelso RFC

Upgrade floodlights

£43,200

Selkirk RFC

Refurbishment of existing stand

£45,000

Biggar RFC

Development of facilities: Changing facilities, equipment store and hot water system

£50,000

West of Scotland RFC

Development of new pitch

£12,700

Garnock RFC

New visitor centre incorporating function space and changing facilities

£50,000

Strathendrick RFC

Extension and development of clubhouse

£50,000

Aberdeen Wanderers RFC

New training pitch

£50,000

Revenue (CSF 2022)

Club

Project

Scottish Rugby Award

Edinburgh Accies

Upgrading clubhouse equipment to host larger events

£8,998

Edinburgh BATs Rugby

Club Manager/Administrator

£8,750

Carrick RFC

Membership Development (Part-time post)

£8,750

Madras Rugby

Project Manager

£10,000

Highland RFC

Club Operations Manager

£10,000

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