Capital Grants

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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 National Lottery, Rugby Football League, Sport England and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, the CreatedBy programme is a funding pot to support growth in participation in the sport.

RLWC2021 is proud and excited to deliver the CreatedBy grants.

31 Large-Scale Grants; Awarded: £6,976,985; Total Project Costs: £18,309,160

195 Small-Scale Grants; Awarded £1,632,677; Total Project Costs: £3,339,940

Awarded: The amount of funding invested in CreatedBy RLWC2021 Capital Grants projects.

Total Project Costs: The cost of the overall projects with other organisations providing partnership funding.


Types of projects awarded

Clubhouses 34; Changing Rooms 20; Pitches 16; Gyms 4; Kitchens 3; Boilers 3; Wheelchairs 44; Obstacle Course 1

Kit / Equipment 96; Lawnmowers/Tractors 10; Goalposts 21Floodlights 10; Fencing 6; Digital Solutions 3; Ball Stop Netting 1; Storage Unit 3

Large Scale Grants

Bentley ARLFC of Doncaster received £252,856 to build a new changing rooms and social space that will give the club a permanent home.

Bradford (Park Avenue) AFC CIC, in partnership with West Bowling ARLFCawarded £200,000 towards £1.2million worth provision of a Full-Size 3G FTP and first-class, two-storey, modular clubhouse and changing block that will allow the club to establish themselves in a new facility and allow the club to grow the sport of Rugby League locally.

Bradford MBC received £200,000 to fit out the shell of an existing building that will provide Queensbury ARLFC with four changing rooms, a meeting room and club/function room for use by the community.

Cockermouth Titans from Allerdale awarded £145,000 towards a £290,000 plan to refurbish an existing squash centre in order to create a new facility that incorporates changing facilities and social space. The development will help the club act as a community hub - while maintaining one of the squash courts for community use - and allow the club to grow the number of teams, with a focus on engaging more women and girls through Rugby League.

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.

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. 

Emley Moor from Kirklees were awarded £195,800 to create a new changing room block with social and community space that will proved the club with the capacity to grow the number of players and teams enjoying the game.

Farnley Falcons in Leeds will utilise their award of £150,000 to create two additional changing rooms, new toilets, referee changing and an improved social and kitchen space that supports the club's growth using modular units.

Hemel Stags ARLFC in Hertfordshire have been awarded £90,640 to upgrade the changing room facilities to champion the growth of the female game.

Hull Kingston Rovers Community Trust awarded £269,640 to support the refurbishment of community facilities at Craven Park Stadium and pitch improvement works on the community grass pitches. 

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. 

Portico Vine ARLFC of St Helens will be creating a new social space that will be used by the club and wider community and support the clubs long term growth ambitions through an award of £298,826.

Salford Borough Council on behalf of Salford City Roosters ARLFC have been awarded £434,863 towards their project to rebuild their clubhouse and secure their future of providing rugby league to the community for many years to come.

Sharlston Rovers in Wakefield were awarded £150,000 project that will see the club’s existing changing facility extended – seeing two additional changing rooms that will offer capacity for new players and age groups, as well as an officials changing and accessible WC.

Shevington Sharks ARLFC from Wigan were successful in securing £234,000 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. 

St Helens MBC & Haydock Warriors were awarded £79,118 that will see the development of a senior 105m x 70m natural grass pitch within a low-level spectator fence at King George V (KGV) Playing Fields in Haydock.

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 £275,000 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. 

York St. John University awarded £262,000 of a £1m project for the installation of a 3G pitch that will act as hub for Rugby League in York. This will support the growth of women and girls as well as disability Rugby League through the partnership with the York City Knights Foundation. The development will provide the community game with access to training facilities all year round. 

Awarded Small-Scale Grants

Want to find out more?

Find out more about the CreatedBy RLWC2021 Capital Grants Programme and how to apply here.

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