Wooden Spoon, the British and Irish Rugby charity, supports projects helping mentally and physically disadvantaged children. Each year the charity supports around 70 projects.
Through the programme funding is available for the following:
- Buildings and extensions
- Equipment and activity aids
- Sensory rooms and gardens
- Playgrounds and sports areas
- Soft playrooms
If a project is a physical, tangible asset of a permanent nature, it must have a minimum predicted life span of five years (preferably ten), be non-transferable and of a permanent nature. Special consideration may be given to funding life-enhancing/medical equipment if it can be shown that the useable life of such equipment is likely to be at least five years.
If a project is educational or disability sports-focused, there must be a key rugby element to engage children and young people. Grants will be considered for kit and equipment, salaries and administration costs.
While there is neither a minimum nor maximum grant level, it is unlikely projects of a physical nature under £5,000 in value will have sufficient substance and scale to qualify under the “projected life span” criteria.
This is a rolling programme, there are no deadlines specified.
Application process: Wooden Spoon website