RLWC2021 invests more than £90k in local communities

The Rugby Football League have announced the latest recipients of funding form the Rugby League World Cup. 

A total of £10million is available to local clubs and community projects as part of the tournament’s wider InspirationALL legacy initiative.

£9m will be allocated to large-scale requests costing more than £15,000, with the remaining £1m being granted to smaller-scale projects such as those listed below:


  • Barrow Island ARLFC, Barrow-in-Furness – new goalposts and dugout repairs to complement the club’s new pitch project, plus mowing equipment for ongoing maintenance.
  • Kells ARLFC, Copeland – playing facility improvements to allow more teams and players to train and compete.
  • Millom ARLFC, Copeland – major clubhouse improvements to create a welcoming environment and secure the club’s long-term future.

London & South East

  • London Youth Games Foundation, Redbridge – playing equipment to strengthen the existing Year 5/6 competition and grow the Y8/9 competition within a school games programme that encompasses 33 London boroughs.
  • Richmond Rugby League Club – playing kit and equipment to develop participation at under 11s and help to create a ‘minis’ section.


  • All Golds Rugby, Gloucester – equipment to support the delivery of two schools Rugby League festivals.
  • Bassetlaw Bulldogs RLFC, Nottinghamshire – range of playing and non-playing equipment to promote participation and facility improvements.

North West

  • Ashley High School, Widnes – playing equipment to develop the disability version of Rugby League.
  • Bank Quay Bulls ARLFC, Warrington – new catering facility for the benefit of teams and visitors alike.
  • Bridgewater High School, Warrington – kit and equipment to encourage participation, especially in the women’s and disability versions of Rugby League.
  • Haydock Warriors ARLFC, St Helens – kit and equipment to grow playing numbers and to develop the girls’ game.
  • Portico Vine ARLFC, St Helens – kit and equipment to help grow the club’s juniors section.
  • St Cuthberts/Norley Hall Sports & Community Club, Wigan – changing room renovation.
  • St Peter’s Pavilion Limited/Hindley ARLFC – innovative digital signage to improve club visibility and promotion.
  • University of Manchester Rugby League Football Club – kit and equipment to support the development of Rugby League on campus.
  • Wigan Bulldogs ARLFC – kit and equipment to create a new cubs’ section for children aged four and above.
  • Wigan Warriors Community Foundation – kit and equipment to expand Rugby League activity in development Blackburn, Bolton and Chorley.


  • Heworth ARLFC, York – development of onsite multi-purpose gym.
  • University of Leeds Women’s Rugby League Club – kit and equipment to support increase in participation.
  • West Leeds ARLFC – new goalposts, post protectors and line marker to create a safer and more attractive playing environment for the club’s growing membership base.

The above awards total more than £90,000.

All award recipients are invited attend the Coral Challenge Cup Final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, August 24 and to take part in an on-field celebration during the half time interval.

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