Facilities & Funding

NLD Facilities Group

NLD RFU has a Facilities Group which manages all Club Development and facilities activity throughout NLD. Working in partnership with RFU professional staff, the Group are able to monitor club projects of all sizes and advise clubs on facility development and funding opportunities that may be available.

If you would like more information on Facilities & Funding then contact NLD Head of Club Development Jeff Mapp.

Funding Opportunities

There are many opportunities for funding for Clubs. Please visit the individual websites below for more information and details on how to apply;

Within NLD we are fortunate to have the Sir Anthony Wharton Trust which offers funding opportunities for clubs who have Mini, Junior & Youth Sections. More information on the Trust and details on how to apply for funding can be found here.

Each season there are also opportunities for funding within the NLD RFU – PFR Plan (Planning, Funding & Reporting). For more information on these and details on how to apply please contact your Rugby Development Officer (RDO).

RFU National Facilities Strategy

This Strategy provides a framework for the RFU’s long-term commitment to establishing and managing a high quality and accessible facility network for rugby union in England. To view the whole strategy in an electronic format please click here.