Applications are now open for the IRFU’s Club Continuity Fund, set up to provide grants to clubs most affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The 2019/20 domestic rugby season was formally concluded on March 19, 2020 on the grounds of public safety.

The IRFU acknowledges that this situation has placed some clubs in a difficult financial situation.

They have therefore created a €500,000 Club Continuity Fund, to provide grants to those clubs who are most at risk due to the pandemic. Such clubs may apply for a grant of up to €5,000.

A Club Continuity Fund Application Form has been issued directly to the Honorary Secretary of each club and is also available here.