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Fundraising Support

The fundraising support section is designed to offer you tips to making a successful funding application along with a series of links to agencies that can support your search for funds.

The following links will take you to web based agencies which can help your club locate suitable funding agencies in your local area:

  • Funderfinder – works on effective working of charities and charitable purposes by voluntary and community groups through the provision of advice, education and training relating to achieving appropriate funding for charitable purposes
  • Grantsnet website – a tool to find grants information
  • Access Funds – aims to provide the latest funding information from Government, National Lottery, charitable trusts, and the EU, and also contains directories of funding programmes and guides to funding
  • National Government Funding – availability of government grants for voluntary and community organisations by be checked on this site. It gives details of possible grants from a number of Government Departments including Health; the Home Office; Education and Skills; and Transport
  • Charity Choice – an encyclopaedia of charities on the internet
  • Funding Information – detailed news and information about new sources of funding for all those involved in raising money for not-for-profit organisations throughout the UK
  • Association of Charitable Foundations – membership association for trusts and foundations in the UK with over 300 members ranging in size from small and local grant-makers to some of the world's largest foundations
  • Sponsorship Advisory Service – advice on how to manage sponsorship relationships
  • Central Council for Physical Recreation – national alliance of governing and representative bodies of sport and recreation, they run various campaigns which might benefit community rugby clubs

Tips for a successful funding application

Putting together a series of funding applications is the best place to start, but it is important that these applications are realistic, beneficial and likely to succeed.  To help with this important process the RFU has produced a funding application checklist.

Sport England also provides comprehensive support to developing an application on the funding section of their website.


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