Latest World Cup Grants Revealed – TotalRL.com | Rugby League Express
Community Rugby League clubs continue to benefit from the RLWC2021 small grants program, RFL and RLWC2021 having announced the following recipients of the CreatedBy Small Grants program awards.
These awards total over £ 200,000, bringing the total small grants to community rugby union clubs and related organizations to over £ 1.4million. Separately, RLWC2021 has also awarded large-scale CreatedBy capital grants of over £ 4million.
Ponteland High School, Northumberland – £ 900 for the purchase of equipment to introduce Rugby League into the school’s extracurricular activity.
Millom ARLFC – £ 11,000 for improved drainage to allow year round use of the land.
Lancashire and Cheshire
Birchwood Community High School, Warrington – £ 2,400 for the purchase of kits and equipment to create teams of two girls and two boys in the under 14 and under 16 age groups, and organize extracurricular sessions in partnership with the Warrington Wolves Foundation.
Garswood Stags – £ 2,500 for relocation of the pitch and equipment to support the launch of a new masters team and under-7 section.
Lancaster University RLFC – £ 400 for the purchase of equipment to help develop college play through Tag Rugby League.
Preston North End Community and Education Trust – £ 2,000 for playing materials to help develop the Rugby League in the city.
Rainford High School, St Helens – £ 1,700 for girls’ RL program kit and equipment.
St Gregory Catholic High School, Warrington – £ 3,200 to support Rugby League extracurricular activities, including among students with special educational needs.
St Peter’s Catholic Primary School, Warrington – £ 250 for the purchase of equipment to organize after school rugby union sessions.
Shevington Sharks, Wigan – £ 2,600 for kit and equipment to help increase participation in girls’ programs and touch / tag.
Spring View ARLFC, Wigan – £ 2,300 for the purchase of kits and equipment to support the development of the club’s junior and open teams.
Swinton Lions Community Sports Foundation £ 2,700 for the purchase of equipment to help implement the Jose Kenga Rugby League diversity program.
Wigan St Patricks ARLFC – £ 10,000 to install and upgrade lighting to allow their teams to practice during the low light months instead of renting out facilities outside the club to a high cost.
Wigan Warriors Community Foundation – £ 16,000 to establish a new wheelchair rugby union program in the area.
London and the South East
Brighton and Hove Rugby League – £ 3,900 for the purchase of kits and equipment for the launch of a new rugby union club in Sussex.
Bromley Bengals Junior Rugby League Club – £ 3,600 for the purchase of equipment to develop the RL offer for under 12s, 14s, 16s and 18s.
Invicta Panthers, Maidstone – £ 4,100 for the purchase of kits and equipment to develop the game in their new long-term home at Bicknor Road with exclusive use of the clubhouse and facilities during the season.
De Montfort University, Leicester – £ 1,900 for the purchase of kits and equipment to create a new team of nine and introduce Tag RL to students.
Leamington Royals RL – £ 3,000 for the purchase of kits and equipment to develop the Rugby League at the Under 12 and Under 15 levels.
Telford Raiders – £ 6,300 for kit and gear to create new junior teams in Telford, Shrewsbury and Wolverhampton.
South Somerset-based Association of Colleges (AoC) Sport – £ 3,600 for the purchase of equipment to help run a Tag Leaders program at up to 15 colleges in England.
Swindon St George Wheelchair Rugby League – received £ 8,900 to reform the club’s wheelchair section and generate new rugby union activity for learning disabilities.
Ackworth Jaguars, Wakefield – £ 1,400 for the purchase of equipment to help rebuild the club and provide new playing opportunities in the area.
Brighouse Rangers Colts – £ 3,700 for kit and equipment to strengthen and increase the number of junior teams.
Club Doncaster Foundation – £ 10,000 for the creation of a new training and play area for their college teams, as well as equipment to generate new activity.
Cottingham Tigers, East Riding of Yorkshire – £ 16,500 for the club’s floodlight project, which will allow for more practice during winter evenings.
Eagles Foundation, Sheffield – £ 1,670 for the purchase of equipment to help the Sheffield Eagles partners set up a new RL wheelchair club to support local demand for the game among adults and juniors.
Hunslet Warriors, Leeds – £ 19,000 for the club’s Volunteer It Yourself project to transform the club’s former physiotherapy room into a kitchen and service area for refreshments, and convert the disused space into a new physiotherapy room and locker room for women.
Seacroft Sports and Social Club, Leeds – £ 10,200 to create an attractive social space for families and children before, during and after matches.
Wakefield Trinity Community Trust – £ 14,100 for wheelchairs and equipment to help set up a new wheelchair rugby league team in the area.
York Acorn ARL Sports and Social Club – £ 20,000 for refurbishment of club changing rooms, showers and boiler room.
Yorkshire Junior and Youth Amateur Rugby League – £ 12,000 for the delivery of a Cubs program through their clubs for children under 6, with the aim of providing a fun and welcoming environment for the Rugby League.
RFL Vice President Mike Smith says:
“With CreatedBy funding, we are building a lasting legacy for the Rugby League. As the number of people participating in Rugby League regularly continues to grow, it is essential that the quality of facilities and support services keep pace. With these latest awards, we’re building a solid foundation for the future of gaming in communities across the country. “
2021 Rugby Union World Cup general manager Jon Dutton adds:
“Our CreatedBy grant program represents an unprecedented level of investment in the game, with many rewards having an immediate and significant impact locally. We look forward to announcing more financial support in the very near future.
CreatedBy RLWC2021 is a government and national lottery investment made by the following partners: RFL; Rugby Union World Cup 2021; National Lottery; Sport England; and the Ministry of Culture, Media and Sports.
Clubs, organizations and communities hosting Rugby League activities are encouraged to apply for legacy funding online at rlwc2021.com/facilities
The 2021 Rugby Union World Cup kicks off on 23 October 2021 and the men’s, women’s and wheelchair competitions will take place simultaneously, under one tournament banner for the first time.