Rugby World Cup 2025 Impact Programme - Facility Fund Now Open

Wednesday 14 December 2022

Rugby World Cup 2025 Impact Programme - Facility Fund Now Open

Between 2023 and 2027, the RFU will deliver a transformational Rugby World Cup (RWC) 2025 Impact programme in partnership with the government and Sport England. The programme includes a multi-million pound facility investment fund. 

 The objective of this fund is to; ‘Enhance the rugby club experience for females’ as set out in the RFU’s Every Rose Action Plan.(opens in a new tab)

 Within the programme, grant funding is available for; 

  • The provision of basic sanitary requirements 
  • Improvements to rugby club female toilets 
  • Impact refurbishments to create female friendly club social spaces 
  • Enhancements to existing and construction of new female changing rooms 

The RWC 2025 Impact Programme Facility Fund opens today( 6 December 2022). Rugby clubs can initially apply for; 

 The online application forms are simple to complete. However, please visit the Community Rugby Help Portal(opens in a new tab) if you have any questions.   

Applications close on 31 January2023.  



Changing Rooms and Social Space Improvements   

The programme also includes grant funding to support clubs to improve and refurbish their social space and changing rooms. Access to these funds is managed through the Constituent Body (CB) facility planning process. Club needs are established via the CB Facility Audit and this information is prioritised by each CB in conjunction with the RFU Facility Development Team. For more information, please contact your CB or your local RFU Facility Development Team (opens in a new tab)  

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