Interest Free Loans

The Interest Free Loan scheme provides loans up to £100,000 for capital works which contribute to the retention and recruitment of community rugby players.  This scheme is available to RFU Accredited clubs at level 3 and below.

The maximum loan period is 15 years. Loans are available on a stand alone-basis, but projects are considered stronger if they include additional funding (internally or externally generated).

Please address queries to The RFF Administrator, Rugby Football Foundation, Rugby House, Twickenham Stadium, 200 Whitton Road Twickenham, TW2 7BA, by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by telephone on 020 8831 7985.

How to apply

The RFF operates a two stage application process:

Pre-application - The RFF will not consider any loan applications for projects that have not been identified as a priority within local Constituent Body Facility Plans.

Stage 1

Stage 1 of the applicaiton process comprises:

- A fully completed Stage 1 Application Form

- Submission of three years' accounts and fully completed cashflow forecast

- Submission of any architectural plans in 1:100 scale

- For loans in excess of £75,000 a Certificate of Title will also be required

The completed application needs to be logged with the RFF.

A Certificate of Title template, lease requirements and guidance notes are available for download using the links on the right of this page.

Once the accounts and architectural plans have been approved and, where necessary the Certificate of Title has been received by the RFF solicitors, the RFF case officer will liaise with the club about moving to Stage 2.

Stage 2
The club may be required to provide further supporting evidence to enable the RFF Case Officer to submit the application to the Awards Panel Sub-Committee for their consideration. Within six weeks, the club will be informed in writing by the RFF Administrator of the Trustees decision.


Rugby House,

200 Whitton Road,



Tel: 020 8831 7985

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