24th July 2019, 09:49 | rlwc2021

RLWC2021 CreatedBy Capital Grants Programme | Latest Awards

RLWC2021 CreatedBy Capital Grants Programme | Latest Awards

More projects to make a difference in local communities

The RFL is pleased to announce the latest recipients of funding from the Rugby League World Cup (RLWC2021) CreatedBy capital grants (small awards) scheme. 

A total of £10million is available to local clubs and community projects as part of the tournament’s wider InspirationALL legacy initiative. £9million will be allocated to large-scale requests costing more than £15,000, with the remaining £1 million 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 24 August and to take part in an on-field celebration during the half time interval. 

RFL Chief Executive of the Rugby Football League, Ralph Rimmer, said:

“Our partners at Rugby League World Cup are aiming to deliver a tournament of outstanding events and to build a legacy for our game beyond 2021. The CreatedBy grants programme is a part of this transformation and the RFL is proud to be involved.

“My congratulations go to the latest successful applicants – the wonderful work they do in their own communities ultimately benefits the whole of Rugby League.”

Jon Dutton, Chief Executive of the Rugby League World Cup 2021, added:
“Our CreatedBy capital grants programme is one of the many reasons the sport should be excited about 2021 – it amounts to an unprecedented level of investment in the game.

“The tournament itself might be two years away, but the funding will have an immediate impact at grassroots level. Through the legacy initiative we aim to boost participation in Rugby League across the country and we look forward to seeing more projects get underway very soon.”     

CreatedBy is government investment delivered in partnership by Rugby League World Cup 2021, the RFL and Sport England.

Clubs, organisations and communities that run Rugby League activities are encouraged to apply for this legacy funding by clicking HERE.

The Rugby League World Cup 2021 will kick off on 23 October 2021, with the men’s, women’s and wheelchair competitions taking place simultaneously, under one tournament banner for the first time.