£10 Million Fund to Improve Rugby League Facilities – 23rd October 2021 (England)

Organisations and clubs that are developing Rugby League activity in their community can apply for funding to improve the environments where Rugby League takes place. The funding can be used to invest in facilities and equipment ahead of England hosting the 2021 Rugby League World Cup that create environments that are accessible, welcoming and build a legacy of the 2021 tournament in local communities.

The RLWC2021 Capital Grants Programme will invest in projects that offer opportunities for people from all different backgrounds to be active, across the men’s, women’s and wheelchair Rugby League games.

Schools can apply but the facilities will need to be open to the wider community.

Two levels of funding are available:

  • Small scale awards of up to £15,000 and;
  • Large-scale awards in excess of £15,000.

The funding is being made through the CreatedBy RLWC2021 Capital Grants programme to promote Rugby League ahead of England hosting the 2021 Rugby League World Cup.

Applications can be submitted at any time up until 23rd October 2021 and decisions will be made approximately every 12 weeks.

Previous projects supported include:

  • Bentley ARLFC from Doncaster awarded £14,068.60 towards cost of improving playing experiences by installing new goalposts, purchase of lawnmower, line marker and fencing, along with some playing equipment for the development of the game.
  • Forge Valley School from Sheffield were awarded £2,091.26 to support School Games Organisers across South Yorkshire with equipment to run and develop Tag Rugby League competitions as part of the county wide approach / offer.
  • Swindon St George RL awarded £4,293.74 towards rugby posts for their new ground as well as other essential rugby league playing equipment to assist their mini and junior sections get up and running.

Useful Links:


Frequently Asked Questions

Previously awarded grants

Created by RLWC2021 Capital Grants – Grant Awarded to Cardinal Newman School (Video)

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