HSBC Bank Community Rugby Fund

The HSBC Bank Community Rugby Fund is a program that offers a wide breadth of grants aimed to benefit the sustainability and growth of rugby across Canada. The Fund, presented in partnership by Rugby Canada and HSBC Bank Canada, allows all registered rugby clubs, as well as schools and community organizations in Canada, to submit an application for funding based on the guidelines and criteria provided by the program. All submissions will be given equal consideration and recipients of the grants will be announced later this year.

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    The Idea
    A community organization identifies an opportunity to grow, develop or protect rugby within their local community.

    The Application
    A project lead completes the electronic application and submits to Rugby Canada by April 24th, 2022.

    The Project
    Successful community organizations receive funding to support projects.  Rugby Canada will work in partnership with successful projects to promote the great work that is being done to cultivate community rugby.


    Eligible projects include those that cultivate, develop, and protect the community rugby.


    Priority will be given to those Rugby Club, School or Community Organizations that applies for grant funding that focuses on cultivating the community game with special consideration given to projects that:

    • Enhance the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility of rugby within a club, school, or community organization.
    • Support the development of coaches and match officials within the rugby community.
    • Introduce new youth programs in the rugby community that did not previously already exist.

    CLICK HERE to view the Community Rugby Fund Overview
    CLICK HERE to view the Terms and Conditions of the Community Rugby Fund
    CLICK HERE to download the Community Rugby Fund Budget Template - PLEASE DOWNLOAD BY CLICKING "FILE -> DOWNLOAD -> MICROSOFT EXCEL"


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    2021 HSBC Bank Community Rugby Fund Recipient List

    Comox Valley Rapids Rugby Association
    Province/Territory: British Columbia
    Focus Area: Youth Indigenous Programming

    Town of Mount Royal Rugby Football Club
    Province/Territory: Quebec
    Focus Area: Women and Girls Rugby

    Moose Jaw Rugby Club
    Province/Territory: Saskatchewan
    Focus Area: New Programming

    Baymen Rugby Club
    Province/Territory: Newfoundland & Labrador
    Focus Area: New Programming

    Rainbow Griffins Rugby Football Club
    Province/Territory: Ontario
    Focus Area: New Inclusive Programming

    St. Albert Rugby Football Club
    Province/Territory: Alberta
    Focus Area: Programming for Women & Girls

    Axemen Rugby Club
    Province/Territory: British Columbia
    Focus Area: Indigenous programming

    John Arnalukjuak High School
    Province/Territory: Nunavut
    Focus Area: New rugby programming