What We Do

Rugby Development: The Foundation funds Rugby Football Development Limited (RFDL) to deliver grassroots and amateur sports development throughout England. This helps a wide range of people through rugby.

Our current activities include projects working with young people in inner-city London (HITZ), secondary schools nationwide (All Schools), in need of a challenge (Challenge Network) and in danger of dropping out of school (FairPlay). We also work in prisons to reduce re-offending rates (Try for Life, Warren Hill). Our Touch London initiative seeks to combat inactive lifestyles in the public sector while MEND seeks to do the same for children aged 8-11.

We offer grants and loans through our Groundmatch Grants, Interest Free Loans and Helping Hand Grants to enable local clubs to apply for funding to help them provide the high quality facilities the game needs. Recent successful applicants have been able to install floodlights, improve drainage systems and renovate changing rooms.

The Foundation also governs the World Rugby Museum, which collects, documents, interprets and exhibits the world's largest and most comprehensive collection of rugby union memorabilia from its home in Twickenham Stadium.


Rugby House,

200 Whitton Road,



Tel: 020 8831 7985

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