CreatedBy RLWC2021 Capital Grants Programme


Thank you for your interest in the CreatedBy RLWC2021 Capital Grants Programme. In a breakthrough moment for rugby league, the men’s, women’s and wheelchair games will come together for the first time on the sport’s biggest stage. England 2021 will be One Game. Together.

A Lasting Legacy

Rugby League is a way of life for communities across the North of England. It has rare access to hard-to-reach groups in some of the most deprived areas. Hosting the RLWC2021 will give the sport an even more powerful platform from which to connect with these people and improve their economic and social wellbeing. 

RLWC2021 will amplify these programmes for host partners that will see a long-lasting legacy developed for the sport through the CreatedBy RLWC2021 Capital Grants Programme.

In order to inspire communities and leave a lasting legacy, a record £10million of government funding will be delivered by the Rugby Football League and Sport England. Not-for-profit organisations are able to apply for funding that can contribute to inspire the next generation of rugby league players, officials and volunteers.

Organisations have the option to apply for small-scale requests of capital funding, up to £15,000, for items such as kits for new teams, training equipment for sessions that will engage new players, grounds maintenance equipment to increase the quality of pitches, goal posts and post protectors; or large-scale requests to invest in current provision such as clubhouse improvements, pitch improvement works and floodlighting, or the creation of new facilities that can support the growth of the game and long-term sustainability of clubs.

To apply for small-scale or large-scale funding requests please visit

If you need any assistance, please contact