Club Sustainability Fund

Scottish Rugby is pleased to reintroduce the Club Sustainability Fund (CSF) for the 2022/23 season. This season the fund is comprised of four strands: Fast Track, Revenue, Capital and Major Capital Investment.

  • Fast Track

    Fast Track applications are now closed with the remaining three strands now live.

    The Fast Track strand of the CSF provides funding of up to £2,000 for club maintenance or improvement projects.

  • Revenue, Capital and Major Capital Investment


    The Revenue strand of the CSF provides funding of up to £10,000 to support new projects designed to increase club revenue.



    The Capital strand of the CSF provides up to £50,000 of funding to support clubs to upgrade their facilities and improve the quality, capacity and longevity of rugby participation.


    Major Capital Investment

    The Major Capital Investment strand is part of our Growth and Participation fund subsidised by the Scottish Government. It is designed to support clubs with developments to their physical infrastructure including the purchase, upgrade or construction of an asset.

    This financial support programme is a £500K fund, which will award up to £250K for one or two capital investment projects per year over the five-year lifespan of the Growth and Participation Fund. This means up to 10 projects across Scotland could receive up to £250K* for facility development.

    *Scottish Rugby reserve the right to change the number and value of awards in any year based on the suitability or lack of application in any year.

Application Process

To apply for this fund, please use the application link on page 16 of the Guidance Notes below.

The Guidance Notes can be found here

To view a copy of the questions, please click on the below document. Please note that all applications must follow the application process detailed in the Guidance Notes above.

Capital Application Questions

Revenue Application Questions

Major Capital Application Questions

Submissions & Deadlines

Please submit your application via the links on the Club Sustainability Fund Guidance Notes document (linked above). All supporting documents must be emailed to [email protected]

If you have any questions about the CSF, please contact your Rugby Development Regional Manager.

Application deadline for the Revenue, Capital and Major Capital Investment strand is the 25 November 2022.

Awarded funding for CSF 2022

Grassroots rugby clubs across Scotland benefitted from over £340,000 of investment from Scottish Rugby through the 2022 CSF which opened in January this year.

This year’s 12 successful applicants will receive investment towards projects via two funding strands – Capital and Revenue – designed to improve club facilities or allow clubs to employ administrators to support with operational needs.

Below you’ll find confirmation of successful applicants and the projects their award will support.

Capital (CSF 2022)

Club Project Scottish Rugby Award
Kelso RFC Upgrade floodlights £43,200
Selkirk RFC Refurbishment of existing stand £45,000
Biggar RFC Development of facilities: Changing facilities, equipment store and hot water system £50,000
West of Scotland RFC Development of new pitch £12,700
Garnock RFC New visitor centre incorporating function space and changing facilities £50,000
Strathendrick RFC Extension and development of clubhouse £50,000
Aberdeen Wanderers RFC New training pitch £50,000

Revenue (CSF 2022)

Club Project Scottish Rugby Award
Edinburgh Accies Upgrading clubhouse equipment to host larger events £8,998
Edinburgh BATs Rugby Club Manager/Administrator £8,750
Carrick RFC Membership Development (Part-time post) £8,750
Madras Rugby Project Manager £10,000
Highland RFC Club Operations Manager £10,000

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