RFU Injured Players Foundation

Grants for rugby players who suffered a spinal cord injury or traumatic brain injury while playing rugby and now have a permanent disability.

Ways we can help

  • travel and accommodation for next of kin
  • provide hands-free or touch-screen devices to stay in touch with family and friends
  • provide support and guidance on speaking with doctors, physiotherapists, and other medical practitioners
  • attending hospital meetings with injured players
  • providing rehabilitation services that are not provided by the NHS or local authority
  • help with the costs of further education and training qualifications to improve career prospects

Last updated on 30 July 2019

Who is eligible?

Rugby players who suffered a spinal cord injury or traumatic brain injury while playing rugby union in England and now have a permanent disability. 

The IPF also sometimes gives grants to individuals who experience injuries, sustained while playing rugby, that are not classed as a catastrophic spinal cord injury or a traumatic brain injury.

How to apply?

Download an application form from the RFU Injured Players Foundation's website


Other information

The Foundation provides information and support to family members, clubs and team mates following serious injuries. For example, the Foundation can:

  • attend hospital meetings alongside injured players and families
  • working with a local authority to ensure all necessary home adaptations are made
  • help injured players access the Motability Scheme
  • helping an injured player apply for a wheelchair through their local authority

Contact details

Rugby House
Twickenham Stadium
200 Whitton Road
Email: ipfgrants@rfu.com
Web: http://www.rfuipf.org.uk

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