KRFC Club Recovery Community Campaign

by [email protected] in Kenilworth, Warwickshire, United Kingdom

Total raised £25,234

raised so far



Kenilworth Rugby Football Club urgently needs funds to cover unexpected recent costs associated with ensuring we stay safe for our members.

by [email protected] in Kenilworth, Warwickshire, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 22nd October 2023 we'd raised £25,154 with 151 supporters in 47 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

 New stretch target

The injection of much needed funds will enable Kenilworth RFC to continue operating as a viable sports club, and able to invest in the infrastructure and facilities associated with rugby and the other local sports clubs who use them e.g. archery, running, football.

About Kenilworth RFC

Founded in 1924, Kenilworth Rugby Club provides rugby playing opportunities for men, women, boys and girls and we pride ourselves on being a rugby club for the benefit of the whole community. 

The Rugby Club is already the largest membership organisation in the town, and has a growing presence in the community. Our Community Pledge drives all that we do.

KRFC Community Pledge
• We believe in investing in the community
• We do this by instilling positive core values in our people
• We do this through the sport of Rugby Union.

Better People, Better Players - ‘More than the Game'


Community Hosting / Events
Kenilworth RFC host several other community clubs and events including Royal Leamington Spa Archery Society, Leek Wootton Football Club, PSA Testing, Jazz Club, Warwickshire Vintage Motorcycle Club to name a few. These clubs use our pitches, club house and function room as part of their operations bringing hundreds of non rugby club members to KRFC.

KENFEST is Kenilworth’s beer and music festival, held at Kenilworth RFC on the first May bank holiday weekend annually. The newly established 2023 festival saw 2,500 people from the town and surrounding areas come together to enjoy the best beer and live music entertainment. The festival raised an impressive £4,000 for the benefitting charity, The Myton Hospices.


Why support Kenilworth RFC?

Like many other organisations, our club is being hugely hit by the price increases relating to the cost of living crisis including soaring energy costs. Compounding this we recently suffered from some large and unexpected costs for equipment and electrical repairs to make the club safe for our staff, our members and community partners. The bill for urgent remedial works has come to approximately £30k (ex. VAT) and we are in need of financial support to ensure that we continue to survive and offer rugby and community sports.


Our fundraising target is £20,000, with a stretch target of £30,000 and the funds raised will be spent on key areas of the Club so that everyone can continue to enjoy the facilities in a warm, friendly and safe environment. Essential items to be funded include pitch / ground repairs, coaching and first aid courses for our volunteers, travel costs to allow our senior teams to compete in national leagues, electricity costs associated with heating and lighting our facilities (it is impractical to move to greener energy alternatives given we plan to be moving in 2 seasons time) and decorating / refurbishment of our club function room (to help drive revenue generation in events).

With both an exciting new facility on the horizon, and our centenary plans starting to emerge your contribution, large or small will provide real value to KRFC and be essential in ensuring a sustainable club, able to continue to develop and give back to the community in which we sit. On behalf of all the boys, girls, men and women of KRFC, and those that benefit from all that we do in the community, I thank you for your support.

We also have Sport England agreed to support the campaign if we reach our target. So, please give generously!!

Paul Fountaine, Club Chairman1688413100_founts.png

How you can get involved?

There are four simple ways to help us reach our stretch target of £20,000 and make this project a reality.

1. Make a pledge. Don’t delay if you’re going to support us because momentum is key to our success!

2. Spread the word. Share our project on your social media pages and tell the world to get behind us! The more people we reach, the more support we will get.

3. Offer rewards. Get involved if you are a local business by donating things we can offer to our supporters. We will give you a shout out! Please email: [email protected]

4. Fundraise for us. If you want to run your own fundraiser – maybe a sponsored activity or similar – use the 'contact project' button at the top of our page to let us know. Setting up your own page only takes a few minutes and you won’t need any bank details. Just a fun idea!


This project offered rewards

£5 or more

10% discount at Arden's Coffee Shop

Arden's Coffee Shop, Kenilworth will offer a 10% discount on all purchases. Checkout their menu at;

£5 or more

Endurance Zone Rewards Platform Membership

For your pledge you will receive 1 months free membership to Endurance Zone (Worlds Largest Rewards Platform) which offers great discounts across a large range suppliers and products. This platform offers genuine savings at a time when we are are all feeling the pinch as the cost of living increases.

£15 or more

Racing Day -Warwick- Mon 25 Sept 2023

Ticket to Warwick - Racing - Mon 25 Sept 2023. Refer to: for event details. Ticket RRP is £20.00 Car Parking is included within all ticket prices and U18's are free.

£15 or more

Racing Day - York - Sat 23 Sept 2023

Ticket to York Races - Sat 23 Sept 2023. Refer to: for event details. Ticket RRP is £23.00. Car Parking is included within all ticket prices and U18's are free

£25 or more

Physio Session

Book in for a 30 minute assessment / treatment session with Kenilworth RFC's lead physiotherapist. Session provided by Lyndsey Hendrick and ideal if you have any niggling musculoskeletal pain. Normally priced at £50.00

£30 or more

Purity Brewery - Tour for two

Join Purity on an award winning brewery tour to get a real insight into Purity Brewing and learn the stories behind your favourite beers and lagers. Guided tours operate every Saturday at 1.30pm, and are followed by a tasting session in our beautiful oak-beamed visitors centre. At the end of the visit, guests are also given one of our beautifully crafted Purity Stein Glasses. Valued at £40.

£40 or more

KRFC Season Ticket

A season ticket to watch our Men's 1XV home league fixtures at Glasshouse Lane. Entrance and match day programme included

£715 or more

Company Sponsorship - 2 Year Advertising Board

Have your business advertised on a pitch side advertising board for 2 playing seasons. Reward includes printing of the board, assistance with the design work and fitting of the board at Glasshouse Lane. Once your pledge has been made we will contact you early October to obtain artwork and arrange production of the boards.

£15 or more

Kraken Black Spiced Rum - Roast Coffee Edition

A 70cl bottle of the limited "Roast Coffee"edition Kraken Black Spiced Rum. Normal RRP of £23.50. Available to over 18's and collection from Kenilworth RFC.

£20 or more

Pusser's Rum - "Blue Label" Edition

A 70cl bottle of the signature "Blue label" Pusser's Rum. Normal RRP of £29. Available to over 18's and collection from Kenilworth RFC.

£50 or more

Archery - Family Taster Session

Bring your family down for a 2 hour taster session with Royal Leamington Spa Archer Society. Normally valued at £100. Minimum age of 8 years old and maximum of 5 family members.

£75 or more

Almanack - 2 Course Meal & Bottle of Wine for two

Book in for a fabulous 2 course meal and bottle of wine for two at the Almanack in Kenilworth. Valued at £80-90. See website for menu;

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