women's player development

WOMEN & GIRLS GROWTH DEVELOPMENT FUNDS FOR CLUBS 

DEVON RFU once again have funds available this season for women and girls’ development (non-representative rugby).

Last year we spent £4,000 supporting many clubs across county. This year we will have a similar figure to spend, to support women and girl's rugby development, and will be holding at least two deadlines across the year to apply for funds

These funds can be used to establish or grow women and/or girls rugby within your club in many different ways, for example by funding a ‘pitch-up-and-play’ session, to buy new equipment vital for sustaining your growth, or flyers.

To apply to access these funds you will need to submit an application form (see below or email Katie Lunnon for one) and submit to Katie Lunnon, women’s rugby lead for Devon by the deadline at katielunnon@hotmail.com before September 1, 2017.

Your application should detail a growth action plan on how you would use a funding grant from Devon RFU to grow and develop women and girls at your club, taking into consideration:

• Welcoming club environment

• Marketing and promotion

• Player recruitment

• Workforce

• Kit & equipment

• What is the return on investment

Once you have applied for funds your application will be passed to a committee who review all applications and will award the grant based on merit. We will prioritise funding for recruitment events that will grow the number of women and/or girls playing rugby at your club. Lower priority will be the funding of equipment. We will not usually fund kit (ie playing shirts).

If you are successful Devon RFU will then pay the grant award to your club, on the condition that you submit a report after the funds have been spent detailing the impact that the grant has made on growth at your club.

All clubs in Devon with a women’s or girls’ team are eligible to apply.

Please note that there will be up to one month turnaround between the deadline and us being able to communicate the results of the round, to allow us to independently review all applications. Please bare this in mind with applying, so as not to have an event that would start before 01/10/17

 

WOMEN & GIRLS GROWTH DEVELOPMENT FUNDS FOR CLUBS

APPLICATION FORM 2017-18

Full Name

 

 

Email Address

 

 

Contact Number

 

 

Rugby Club

 

 

Application to support (please tick):

Ladies Section     

   o

Girls Section     

    o

 

Amount applied for:

 

 

Date funds required:

 

Please explain what you would like to use the funds for:

(500 words max)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How will these funds grow rugby in your club?

(500 words max)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bank Account Details

(Please include account number, sort code and account name for your rugby club bank account)

 

Please email completed forms to katielunnon@hotmail.com by 5pm on the deadline date. Further information and deadlines can be found on the Devon RFU website.