GRANTS

Thank you for showing interest in the University Rugby Development Grant. The below information is designed to guide you through the online application process, however, should you have any questions please e-mail info@studentsrfu.com

 

The grant scheme enables the charitable objectives of the Students’ RFU to be fulfilled and is specifically available to member clubs and institutions. 


There are two distinct strands of support available for the 2021-22 academic year: Play & Learn.

PLAY

Grants to support the development and delivery of recreational and intra-mural rugby offers. There are 2 application windows. This grant is primarily designed to support University clubs grow participation and retain players in the game through recreational/intra-mural rugby activity. We are looking to fund applications from £100-£800, and applications are welcomed from all SRFU affiliated University Rugby clubs (including Partner/Cluster institutions). 

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TIMELINE AND PROCESS

The timeline below is purposefully quick, so that we can support clubs as much as possible for the start of the academic year to enable activity as soon as possible within the RFU and your institution’s guidelines for safe activity. For PLAY, there are 2 application windows for support, recognising that you may identify opportunities to develop activity throughout the first term, for delivery in term 2;

 

Term 1 Applications:

  • Applications open September 13th 2021 for 3 weeks 

  • Applications close Midnight Sunday 3rd October

  • SRFU Panel will review applications and ask any clarification questions w/c 4th October

  • Decision communicated w/c 11th October 2021

 

Term 2 Applications:

  • Applications open November 29th 2021 for 3 weeks 

  • Applications close Midnight Sunday 19th December

  • SRFU Panel will review applications and ask any clarification questions w/c 3rd January 2022

  • Decision communicated w/c 10th January 2022

 

Budget:

You will need to submit a basic income and expenditure summary for your project. Please use the attached spreadsheet (or you can use your own) and email to info@studentsrfu.com.  Applications that do not include a completed budget template will be considered only if funds allow following allocations to fully completed applications. 

Please consider how much you need to apply for, are you able to secure discounts, value in kind or matched funding to support the project, as well as the return on investment (i.e. how many people are likely to benefit from this project).

 

Apply:

Fill in the online application form at https://forms.office.com/r/hKEU5VmnRy and email info@studentsrfu.com your basic income and expenditure plan plus any supporting documentation.

LEARN

Funding is available to support the development of the university rugby workforce to attend RFU courses (coaches, officials and first aiders).  There is one application window and it will remain open until all available funds have been allocated. 

It is open to both staff and students for up to three places but we will look to award grants to as many different clubs/institutions as possible. This may mean that we limit places to 1 per institution, depending on interest. Please note, funding for courses will be a minimum of 50% of the total course cost. The finalised contribution will be confirmed with information provided in the full application process to those who register their interest.

 

England Rugby Coaching Award - (equivalent old L2) 2 days + monthly webinars and online community of practice. Entry point for those coaching U12 and above. Provides coaches with the knowledge, skills and attributes to safely and effectively coach young players and adults.

 

England Rugby Refereeing Award - (equivalent old L2) 2 days + monthly webinars and online community of practice. Entry point for those refereeing U12 and above. Provides referees with the knowledge, skills and attributes to safely and effectively referee young

players and adults.

 

Emergency First Aid in Rugby Union - 1 day. The EFARU course provides learners with the skills, knowledge and understanding to give care and manage minor injuries, focusing on those occurring in a rugby setting. The course is offered in support of RFU Regulation 9 commitments and sits on the national qualification framework (L3 Emergency First Aid at Work) it is transferable into the workplace.

TIMELINE AND PROCESS

Please complete the  of interest form and we will contact all those who register interest with further details of the courses, funding available, and booking process as soon as possible. Funding for courses will be a minimum of 50% of the total course cost. The finalised contribution will be confirmed with information provided in the full application process to those who have registered. This fund will remain open until all available funds have been allocated.

Register:

  • The expression of interest opens open September 13th 2021 and the fund will remain open until all available funds have been allocated

  • SRFU and RFU will review the level of interest and communicate back

  • Fill in the online form https://forms.office.com/r/R4FSA5Zy0D 

Please let us know if the course you are interested in is not listed by emailing info@studentsrfu.com  We cannot guarantee support but will use the information provided to shape future offers to best meet the needs of our members.

WHAT WE NEED IN RETURN

Please consider the sustainability of your activity and how you will cover costs longer term. It is not envisaged that the SRFU will become the funder of all university rugby club activity in place of your Students’ Union or University Sport Department. 

 

IMPACT EVALUATION

All successful grant recipients will be sent a template for reporting the number of students benefitting from the grant, as well as submitting a case study for future use by the SRFU. 

 

 

PAYMENT

If your grant application is successful, the SRFU will make payment upon receipt of an invoice.

Should you have any questions please e-mail info@studentsrfu.com

CASE STUDIES