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Your News North trio get £50,000 funding boost

Keeping a roof over the heads of their member clubs has long been the metaphorical objective of The Rugby Football Foundation (RFF), which has distributed grants and loans of £10m since 2003.

The latest tranche of funding, which involves £222,857 worth of grants to 19 clubs, will be helping to keep the roof over the heads of the rugby folk of Wigton RFC in Cumbria in a very literal sense, with a loan of £44,000 being made to replace the clubhouse roof.

Two other Northern clubs are also beneficiaries of the latest support. Whitley Bay Rockcliff RFC have been awarded £2,450 to improve their lighting and Dinnington from South Yorkshire will receive a grant of £5,000 to improve drainage on a training pitch.

The RFF, a charitable trust established by the Rugby Football Union, provides funding for capital projects at junior rugby clubs to support the recruitment and retention of players.

The RFF Trustees have also approved a streamlined two-stage process for applications for interest free loans by clubs at Level Four and below in the English Clubs Championship who are identified as high priority within their Constituent Body Facility Plans.

This aims to ensure that clubs without sufficient facilities to cater for their current and projected playing programmes gain prioritised support for their projects by the RFU and RFF in achieving their objectives.

Further information on the new RFF Interest Free Loan process can be found within the updated RFF Guidance Notes or on the Foundation’s micro site as can application forms and contacts for advice on any planned capital projects.

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