Fundraising Ideas

Fundraising and generating sustainable income for your Rugby League club is essential to its success and continued future development.

There are funding schemes in place through the CreatedBy RLWC2021 Capital Grants Programme and other sources of funding but clubs must also find additional ways of fundraising and generating income. 

Discover fundraising ideas to help your club to be more financially secure, including sustainable income generation, tools and resources.

CreatedBy RLWC2021 Capital Grants Programme

In a breakthrough moment for rugby league, England will host the Rugby League World Cup in 2021 with the men’s, women’s and wheelchair games coming together for the first time on the sport’s biggest stage. A record £10million of government funding, delivered by the Rugby Football League and Sport England, has been made available to improve rugby league facilities for local clubs and players.

The initiative, part of the RLWC2021’s ambitious InspirationALL legacy programme, opened for applications on 23 October 2018 to mark 3 years to go to the opening of RLWC2021. The funding for the CreatedBy RLWC2021 Capital Grants Programme will be split into large transformational projects and small accessible grants.

Clubs and organisations can apply at

Other Fundraising Ideas

Having a realistic and clear understanding of the likely sustainable income your club can generate is important to good financial management.

A great way of ensuring your income is sustainable is to get it from a variety of sources, including:

1. Crowdfunding
2. Food and Drink
3. Sponsorship
4. Membership and Good Practice
5. Generating Paying Crowds
6. Creating a Multipurpose Club
7. Fundraising Ideas and Events
8. Boost Your Members

Please download our Club Fundraising Ideas guide, available below, which provides further information on the various sources.



Source: some of the ideas in this document have been obtained from Sport England’s Club Matters A-Z Fundraising Ideas at:

DISCLAIMER: This is not an exhaustive list and The RFL or RLWC2021 take no responsibility of the accuracy of its content. This has been put together simply as a guide for not-for-profit organisations who are looking at ways to fundraise for their clubs.