Royal Bank RugbyForce
Clubs set to shout louder and prouder in 2019 with Royal Bank RugbyForce
Make it easier for your club to play a big part of your local community by applying for Royal Bank RugbyForce.
Royal Bank RugbyForce is a grassroots initiative run by Royal Bank of Scotland in association with Scottish Rugby. The programme is designed to help clubs up and down the country to attract and retain members, develop their facilities and make their club more sustainable for the future.
The grant application process can be completed using this handy online form which will take approximately 10-15 minutes. Some top tips to consider when completing you’re application:
- Be timely - Don’t get the submission in just in time, as you’ll probably be rushing it and not really considering what you could do as a club to meet the judging criteria. Why not be an early bird and start straight away. A well thought out, thorough entry will clearly be memorable and set the bar.
- Be creative - Make your submission stand out by thinking outside the box, what could you do differently this year? This will put your club in a much better chance to make the shortlist.
- Be relevant - There are some major hints in the introduction about what is being looked for this year. There are new assesment criteria for 2018 compared with previously. Answer all the questions, it sounds obvious, but don’t repeat your answers from other questions.
- Be clear - What exactly are you going to do on the weekend? How will Royal Bank RugbyForce support be part of that?
- Be inclusive - Think about ways you can make it easier to attract the wider community to your club on Royal Bank RugbyForce weekend
For 2019, Royal Bank RugbyForce ‘Loudest and Proudest’ campaign is offering two clubs a package to help them create a totally unique RugbyForce day - making it easy for your club to start the season and celebrate a very special rugby year. This package will include attendance by a rugby celebrity to act as a pundit, event support services including PR and additional event staff. Royal Bank will bring event branding and other surprises to make it a day to remember.
A further eight lucky clubs across the nation will receive £1000 in support, event support, event kit and personal appearances from Scottish rugby personalities. Royal Bank RugbyForce personalities will be on hand during the weekend in August to roll up their sleeves and get involved with anything your club needs - though clubs should bear in mind that the Men’s National Team will be busy preparing for the Summer tests and beyond!
A further eight clubs will secure £1000 of support, with all other clubs being in with the chance of being awarded £250. All qualifying clubs will receive support packs to hold your own Royal Bank RugbyForce weekend on the 10th and 11th of August.
2 x Hero Club (£1000 and Loud and Proud package with full event support)
8 x Star Clubs (£1000 plus personal appearance and event kit)
8 x Champion Clubs (£1000 plus event kit)
96 x Legend Clubs (£250 plus support kit)
Supporter Clubs (Digital Support Kit)
- Early bird application deadline: 26 February 2019
- Application deadline: 24 May 2019
- Judging with Scottish Rugby during June 2019
- Announcement of winners by end of June 2019
- Royal Bank RugbyForce weekend 10 and 11 of August
For the latest news and build up to Royal Bank RugbyForce Weekends follow Royal Bank Scottish Rugby on Facebook and @RoyalBankRugby Twitter and share with us your Royal Bank RugbyForce stories #RoyalBankRugbyForce
Royal Bank RugbyForce Digital Toolkit
Tips and tools to help every club
The toolkits below, created by Royal Bank of Scotland, provide your club with a range of resources to help make your club more sustainable and Royal Bank’s tips on how to run a successful Royal Bank RugbyForce event.
2018 Royal Bank RugbyForce Winners
Clubs awarded in 2018
Biggar RFC and Haddington RFC have been named as the top two winning clubs for Royal Bank RugbyForce 2018.
Chosen from a shortlist of over 140 applications, both clubs will be rewarded with an increased level of logistical and PR support for their Royal Bank RugbyForce event, a visit from a Scotland Rugby player as well as a grant for £1,000 and event merchandise kit.
Both clubs were selected by the judging panel as they showed well-thought out plans for their Royal Bank RugbyForce events that will benefit their community and grow a local passion for the game.
Now in its 10th year, Royal Bank RugbyForce is a grassroots initiative run by Royal Bank of Scotland in association with Scottish Rugby. The programme is designed to help clubs up and down the country to attract new members and become stronger and more sustainable for the future.
There were a bumper number of clubs sending in submissions for 2018, with over 140 clubs making an application. Of this number, eighteen clubs (including the two Hero Clubs) will receive a grant of £1,000 with a further 95 clubs receiving £250.
Scotland rugby players from across all the elite national squads will visit the top ten clubs to lend a hand for their event and help bring in more support from club members and volunteers from the local community.
All qualifying clubs will receive support packs to hold their own Royal Bank RugbyForce weekend on the 11th and 12th of August. They will also receive access to an online toolkit with tips on how to hold a successful Royal Bank RugbyForce event.
For a full list of which clubs applied and who has been awarded what, please see below.
Clubs rewarded with £1,000 and a Scotland player appearance are:
Fraserburgh Rugby Club
Clubs rewarded with £1,000 are:
Edinburgh BATs / Accies
Garnock Rugby Club
Liberton Rugby Club
Ellon Rugby Club
Clubs rewarded with £250 are:
Abertay University RFC
Allan Glen's RFC
Ayr Rugby Football Club
Bannockburn Rugby Club
Barnton RFC @ Royal High
Birkmyre Rugby Club
Broughton Rugby FP Club
Carnoustie HSFP RFC
Cartha Queens Park RFC
Cumbernauld Rugby Club
Dalziel Rugby Club
Dumfries Saints RFC
Dundee HSFP RFC
Dundee University Medics
Duns Rugby Club
East Kilbride RFC
Forrester Rugby Club
Gilford Mini Goblins
Glasgow Uni Women
Hamilton Rugby Club
Hawick Youth Rugby
Helensburgh Rugby Club
Inverness Craig Dunain
Lenzie Rugby Club
Linlithgow Rugby Club
Mid Argyll RFC
Morgan Rugby Club
Murrayfield Wanderers RFC
Newton Stewart Rugby Club
North Berwick RFC
Oban Lorne RFC
Penicuik Rugby Club
Portobello FP RFC
Ross High RFC
Ross Sutherland RFC
St. Andrews Uni Women
Stewart's Melville RFC
Stirling County RFC
Stirling University Women
Stornoway Rugby Club
Waysiders Drumpelier RFC
West of Scotland FC
Whitecraigs Rugby Club
Clubs rewarded with Event Merchandise are:
Aberdeen Grammar Rugby
Alloa Rugby Football Club
Bo'ness Rugby Club
Caledonian Thebans RFC
Crieff & Strathearn RFC
Currie RFC Ltd
Edinburgh Northern RFC
Glasgow East RFC
Hawick Linden RFC
Heriots Rugby Club
Howe of Fife RFC
Isle of Mull Rugby Club
Orkney Rugby Club
Rex Cub Red Kites
Robert Gordon University Rugby Club
School of Hard Knocks Scotland
Selkirk Youth Rugby Club
Stirling University Men's Rugby
Stobswell Rugby Football Club