FUNDING: Wooden Spoon – apply at any time

Wooden Spoon is the children’s charity of rugby and funds projects that enhance and support the lives of children and young people (under 25) that are disadvantaged physically, mentally or socially.

If your organisation is in the UK or Ireland and has a project that works directly with children and young people, it may be eligible for a grant.

Funding is usually for £5,000 or more and can be for physical assets or educational or disability sports focused projects. For the latter, there must be a rugby element and grants will be considered for kit and equipment, salaries and administration costs.

It is unlikely that projects of a physical nature under £5,000 in value will have sufficient substance and scale to qualify under their ‘projected life span’ criteria.

Much of their fundraising has been put on hold and, therefore, available funding has been reduced. You are advised to complete their online expression of wish form for an initial assessment.

Read the full criteria and information at the Wooden Spoon website.