IPF clients can apply for a grant at any time for essential needs using the grant application form. The Grant application is designed to enable individuals to explain what their needs are and why the support requested is essential.

A grant should be applied for in advance of any work being done or a purchase being made, but exceptions are possible for emergencies; please seek further clarification from the IPF in these circumstances, by contacting our Team Administrator on 0800 783 1518 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Our usual maximum grant would be £20,000 but exceptions will be considered. 

The charity has funded a wide variety of needs and each application is considered on an individual basis. 

Grant Application

To apply for a grant please complete the grant application form found below. When completing a grant application form please follow the guidance notes and provide as much detail as possible. 

All grants are submitted for approval anonymously.

Dependant on individual circumstances, the charity may partially or fully fund requests. Grants have to be approved by the charity's grant making committee and, if over £20,000, the full Board of Trustees.

All grant applications will be acknowledged within 5 working days. Grant applications for up to £20,000 will be decided on and notified within 6-8 weeks. Larger grant applications for over £20,000 could take around 3 months to process.

When applying for a grant please consider that in most cases you will be asked to provide at least one of the following:

1) a quote on business headed paper

2) a quote with company signature included

3) a screenshot or web link to show cost of item required or receipt

4) An invoice containing company details.

Grant Form - printable Grant Form - editable


Non-Catastrophic Injury (Non-CI) Grant Programme 

The IPF Non-CI Grant Programme is available for individuals who sustain an injury whilst playing rugby that are not classed as a catastrophic spinal cord injury or a acute severe traumatic brain injury. 

Applications for grants should be made through the individual's school or rugby club. Grants will be considered if the injury was sustained during a rugby match or rugby training session with a school or club approved by the RFU.

Funding from the Non-CI Grant Programme is considered on a case-by-case basis.

If you would like to complete a grant application we encourage you to contact the IPF Team directly. The team will be happy to provide more information and help answer any questions you may have. 

Contact our Team Administrator for more information on 0800 783 1518 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


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