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RFF Grant Programmes

The RFF grant programmes (Helping Hand and Groundmatch Grants) are open for clubs to apply into. The next window closes in the first week of July.

I have attached the FAQs which help to provide clubs with a little bit of information about the application process.

Recently, the RFF have supported changing room renovations, new pitch creation and pitch drainage projects, floodlighting, grounds maintenance equipment, car parks and clubhouse improvements.

The items that the RFF generally won’t support are pitch maintenance works and general furniture.

There is also the RFF Interest Free Capital Loan, which provides clubs with from £10k to £100k repaid over a max period of 15 years for projects such as pitches, floodlights, changing rooms, car parks and clubhouses.

I thought I would forward onto you so that you can circulate and promote to SRU affiliated clubs as you see fit.

Should any of the clubs have questions about eligibility or just general queries they can contact me on 07841156806 or

Helping Hands

Loan Stage 1 application

Groundmatch application

Loan FAQ's

Grant FAQ's 


Best regards.



Tom Bartram | Area Facilities Manager | Rugby Football Union | Rugby House | Twickenham Stadium | 200 Whitton Road | Twickenham | TW2 7BA | Tel: +44 20 8831 7845 +447841156806 |Fax: | |