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. The 2019/20 FastTrack applications have now closed and further application rounds will become available in season 2020/21.

For further information on the CSF Fasttrack process and funding please speak to your Regional Manager.

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 closing date for these applications is Sunday 2 February 2020.

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.

*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."

The closing date for these applications is Sunday 2 February 2020.

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