Club Sustainability Fund

As part of its commitment to invest significantly in helping its member clubs become more sustainable, Scottish Rugby established a new Club Sustainability Fund (CSF) in season 2014/15 meaning £1.6m was made available over four seasons. The success of the new Club Sustainability Fund has meant its continuation for an additional 4 years from season 2018/19 with an additional £1.6m available to clubs for club improvement projects.

Clubs may apply for a share of funding from the annual circa £400,000 CSF in one of three strands per season.

The three strands are:

  1. Club Sustainability Fund - FastTrack
  2. Club Sustainability Fund - Revenue
  3. Club Sustainability Fund - Capital

1. Club Sustainability Fund - FastTrack

This funding is for club maintenance or improvement projects. Clubs can apply for up to 50% of project costs to a maximum of £2,000. Initial FastTrack applications close on Friday 05 July 19. Further application rounds may be available in season 2019/20 at Scottish Rugby’s discretion.

2. Club Sustainability Fund - Revenue

This funding is to help clubs increase club revenue through sustainability projects to increase and improve membership, efficiency, local business involvement or community usage of club facilities. Clubs with a successful track record* of developing rugby in their local community may apply for this funding.

Clubs can apply for up to 50% of project start-up costs to a maximum of £10,000.

The details of the Season 2019/20 CSF Revenue will be published in November 2019.

3. Club Sustainability Fund - Capital

A club with a successful track record* of working in their community to increase the quantity and quality of rugby participation may apply for funding to develop new facilities or to upgrade, expand or improve their existing facilities to enhance the quality, capacity and longevity of rugby participation. This may include new/improved pitches, floodlights for training/playing or changing accommodation. Clubs can apply for up to £50,000 with larger awards available at Scottish Rugby’s discretion if clubs can demonstrate an exceptional impact on rugby development in their local community. Clubs must be able to evidence a minimum commitment of 20% of the project costs with a maximum of 10% from in-kind support.

The details of the Season 2019/20 CSF Capital will be published in November 2019.

*A club with a successful track record of developing rugby in the community is defined as one with multiple adult teams, a healthy youth section and which works with local school/s to provide rugby opportunities that link back to the club.

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