17 Jun 2021
Rugby League World Cup 2021 Announce Assura Funded Projects
Rugby League World Cup 2021 (RLWC2021) has today announced the projects to be funded by their Official Community Health Partner, Assura plc, as the first phase of this exciting project gets underway.
Today we are proud to announce the projects to be funded by RLWC2021 Official Community Health Partner, Assura plc, as the first phase of this exciting project gets underway.
Grants have been given to health projects working from or with rugby league community clubs, existing recipients of the RLWC2021 CreatedBy Capital Grants Programme, and within the eighteen RLWC2021 host towns and cities.
Some of the fantastic projects to be funded by the Assura Community Fund grants include help for older people coping with loneliness and isolation, volunteering and learning opportunities for disadvantaged young people, support for young adults to get ready for work, veteran wellbeing projects and summer activity camps for children, to name but a few.
- You Got This! - Warrington
- Rugby Memories – Wigan & Leigh
- First Step – Salford, Greater Manchester
- Boulevard Revisited – West Hull, North Hull, East Ridings of Yorkshire
- Social Action Leeds - Leeds
- EmpowHER – Warrington
- State of Mind Official Support – National Coverage
- Rovers Tots - Featherstone
- Thunder Fit – Newcastle Upon Tyne
- Return to Activity – Rochdale
- Nordic Walking with 4Wings - Merseyside
- World Cup Welcome Packs & Sewing Squad! – Greenwich, London
- ‘Live Well’ Drop In - Hull
- Different Routes Programme – Wigan
- York City Knights Foundation 'FitKnight’- York
- Saints Veterans Wellbeing Project – St Helens
- Jose Kenga- Diversionary and Inclusion Programme Summer-Autumn – Salford
- Being 'Wheelie' Engaged - Halifax
- The Great Outdoors – Wood Green, London
- Getting Match Fit – London Borough of Ealing
Tracy Power, RLWC2021 Social Impact Director, said, “Local communities have faced significant challenges during the pandemic, so the opportunity to deliver good news and fund projects that will help make a positive difference to people’s lives is fantastic. We thank Assura for helping to make these projects happen and look forward to seeing the impact of the funded projects in the near future.
Assura CEO, Jonathan Murphy, said: “It’s been so wonderful to see the really creative ideas coming from communities right across the rugby league map. We wanted to focus on projects which could help tackle wider issues which make such a difference to health and wellbeing – from isolation to debt, employment and self-confidence – and these projects have really tapped into that.”