Rugby Football Foundation

Groundmatch Grant Scheme

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Raising the standards for sports facility projects

We are the recognised trade association for the sports and play construction industry in the UK. All of our members go through a strict checking process:

  • Strict Admission Criteria
  • Standards of Construction
  • Code of Professional Conduct
  • Technical Mediation
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The RFF offers grants of between £1,500 and £5,000 for a variety of projects to Rugby Clubs that are level 5 and below in the English Clubs Rugby Union Championship.  Projects must contribute to the recruitment and retention of community rugby players Projects can include: Pitch drainage or improvement, Rugby posts, Floodlights.  They will also grant aid: 

  • Changing room additions or improvements,
  • Shower, washroom or toilet facility additions or improvements,
  • Measures to facilitate segregation for certain teams (e.g. women, juniors),
  • Facilities for match officials,
  • Improvement or installation of disabled facilities
  • Equipment,
  • Large capital equipment, Pitch maintenance capital equipment (e.g. mowers)


Max. Value: £5,000

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