Royal Bank RugbyForce

RugbyForce 2023

This year we have restructured the Royal Bank RugbyForce grant awards to support clubs with an uplift in funding.

There are 10 x £3k Regeneration grants available for clubs who use Royal Bank RugbyForce to kick start their club’s climate action plan with projects such as:

  • Reducing waste by repairing training materials, recycling or swapping playing kit
  • Reducing emissions by reviewing your clubhouse energy efficiency options, EV carpooling to away matches or jumping on your bike to training
  • Community action use your members to volunteer to work on a local garden, pick up litter and sort into recycling options from around your pitches, plant trees/wildflowers or even create a grown your own allotment onsite to help with post-match meals or a great option for team building is cleaning your local river way, canal or beach. 

As in previous years, should your club not be picked for one of the larger Regeneration grants there is a smaller funding pot of £250 Regeneration grants to contribute towards your club.

Royal Bank RugbyForce day will be on the 12th of August this year, so why not link bringing your club community together to support Scottish Rugby during this important rugby year and kick start your climate action project.

Application are open until 23.59pm 28th May 2023. 

Royal Bank Young Ambassador Programme

We’re looking for Royal Bank RugbyForce and our 2023 class of Young Ambassadors to help kick start your club’s climate actions plan. 

We want to work with another 15 Royal Bank Young Ambassadors in 2023!  So are you aged between 18-35 with a passion to build leadership skills, have a real desire for taking action and are you looking to drive positive change to kick start or build on your club’s climate action plans?

We have 15 Regeneration grants of £500 available to support our 2023 Young Ambassadors and their projects.  

In addition to the grant funding, you will unlock access to exclusive rugby events and Young Ambassador merchandise, as well access to a support programme on sponsorship, finance, social media, climate actions advice and committee communication.

Applications are open until 23.59pm 28th May 2023

RugbyForce digital toolkits

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Your 2023/24 RugbyForce digital toolkits designed to support you with all aspects for club life, opportunities to drive revenue and event support for your RBRF events. Make sure you check out all three! 

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Sponsorship Toolkit


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Event Toolkit


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RugbyForce updates

Winners 2022

Winners 2022

After a rigorous judging process, Ellon Rugby and Cartha Queens Park will be awarded the top prizes (Hero Club status) which provides each club with a £1,000 grant, an additional £1,000 of event support, RugbyForce kit and a Scotland international player appearance. The clubs demonstrated genuine commitment to drive inclusion at their clubs and put on a fantastic RugbyForce event which will engage with their communities.

When does it take place?

RugbyForce will take place on the 26th-27th August 2023, where clubs nationwide will host a range of pre-season events, such as community fun days, youth rugby coaching and rugby 7s tournaments, raising awareness of the positive impact that Scotland’s grassroots clubs have within their local communities.

Star clubs

Star clubs

Eight Star Clubs also received £1,000 plus personal appearances from Scotland players. Eight Champion Clubs were awarded £1,000 grants plus event kit. Royal Bank RugbyForce is proud to support the grassroots game across the nation in all regions with all Legend clubs awarded £250 in funding.