Staffordshire RFU (SRU) will establish a Rugby Development Fund to facilitate rugby development within Staffordshire.
The aim of the fund will be to assist and enable member clubs to improve and develop the playing of rugby union within Staffordshire
Staffordshire Rugby Union will administer the fund;
Application for funding is open to all Clubs which are accredited and affiliated to SRU and will be by open application in writing to the Honorary Secretary of the Union;
The total available within the fund will be determined annually by the Management Committee of Staffordshire Rugby Union and will be announced at the Annual General Meeting of the Union;
Applications can be submitted for consideration twice yearly and should be received no later than the first days of October and March of each season.
The grant available will be up to £500:00 per Club and shall be subject to match funding in the sum awarded, applications should include project details and invoices for total costs.
A Club making a successful application will be precluded from receiving a further grant from the SRU Club Facilities Fund within the following 24 months;
Applications will be considered by a sub-committee which will make recommendations to the General Committee. The sub-committee will consist of the following – President, Vice-President, and Honorary Treasurer. The sub-committee will be open to advice from the Rugby Development Officer and the Community Rugby Representative;
The decision of the Management Committee or its successors will be final and there shall be no appeal