Making a Difference
The CreatedBy RLWC2021 Capital Grants Programme opened for applications on 23 October 2018 with the aim of investing in projects that offer opportunities for people from all different backgrounds to be active in rugby league.
Delivered by RLWC2021 in partnership with the sport’s national governing body, the Rugby Football League, Sport England and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, the CreatedBy programme is a funding pot of up to £10million made available by the government to support growth in participation in the sport.
RLWC2021 is proud and excited to deliver the CreatedBy grants.
13 Large-Scale Grants; Awarded: £3,193,105; Total Project Costs: £7,309,050
119 Small-Scale Grants; Awarded £724,538; Total Project Costs: £1,066,373
Awarded: The amount of funding provided by CreatedBy RLWC2021 Capital Grants programme.
Total Project Costs: The cost of the overall projects with other organisations providing partnership funding.
Types of projects awarded
Clubhouses 14; Changing Rooms 11; Pitches 3; Gyms 4; Kitchens 2; Boilers 2; Wheelchairs 7; Obstacle Course 1
Kit / Equipment 73; Lawnmowers/Tractors 8; Goalposts 17; Floodlights 3; Fencing 3; Digital Solutions 2; Ball Stop Netting 1; Storage Unit 1
Large Scale Grants
Chorley Panthers RLFC awarded £90,000 towards their new clubhouse development project to replace their old prefabricated facility to create a more welcoming environment and provide wider usage for its members and the community.
Barrow & District Referees Society from Barrow-in-Furness awarded £3,450.31 towards equipment to regional match officials centre in Cumbria to grow the number of referees in the region.
Dewsbury Moor ARLFC from Kirklees awarded £200,000 to refurbish and extend the existing changing room pavilion to provide a new bar area, kitchen and dining area, purpose built function room, new toilets, six new changing rooms with shower and toilets (including purpose built female changing rooms).
Drighlington ARLFC from Leeds awarded £145,000 for the club to relocate their clubhouse facilities to the nearby Community Library and Hall.
King Cross Park RLFC from Calderdale secured £40,750 towards the upgrade and improvement of their clubhouse to provide social and support services to its members and the local community.
Orrell St James ARLFC from Wigan secured £140,000 for a new high-quality club house, brand new changing facilities and two new playing pitches that will accommodate the club's expanding teams and players.
OSCA Foundation Ltd on behalf of Ovenden ARLFC from Calderdale secured £55,000 to demolish and rebuild their multi-sport clubhouse to provide a hub for the community in the North Halifax area.
Salford Borough Council on behalf of Salford City Roosters ARLFC have been awarded £377,863 towards their project to rebuild their clubhouse and secure their future of providing rugby league to the community for many years to come
Shevington Sharks ARLFC from Wigan were successful in securing £224,000 towards the development of a sporting provision for the local community which currently doesn’t exist in the area.
Siddal ARLFC from Halifax awarded £529,452 to convert an existing grass pitch to a carpet hybrid pitch with floodlighting, providing Siddal with more pitch capacity to accommodate all its rugby league activity.
Thatto Heath Crusaders from St Helens awarded £431,040 which will see the club convert an existing grass pitch to a carpet hybrid pitch, allowing for greater usage across the club’s teams, while increasing levels of participation in the local community. The project will also aim to combat fixture cancellation due to bad weather. Match quality floodlighting will be installed to maximise the potential use of the pitch.
Wath Brow Hornets ARLFC from Copeland in Cumbria awarded £100,000 for a purpose built 24m x 20m indoor training facility with an artificial playing surface will be constructed to provide a new space for all their sides and age groups.
Warrington Borough Council awarded £600,000 for their Victoria Park project which will see a creation of a new 3G pitch at the council run facility used by various rugby league clubs. The investment will transform the stadium and surrounding area into a community Hub for the development and growth of rugby league in Warrington.
Westhoughton Lions ARLFC from Bolton secured £250,000 which will create a new fully accessible clubhouse with new team and official’s changing rooms, male and female toilets and shower rooms, a function room, offices and meeting room as well as a new bar, cellar and kitchen.