Local community to benefit from Dewsbury Moor's £200,000 grant award

Dewsbury Moor are set to provide impressive sports facilities to the local community after they were awarded a £200,00 grant from Rugby League World Cup 2021.

Monday, 1st June 2020, 2:33 pm
Updated Monday, 1st June 2020, 2:36 pm
Dewsbury Moors Paula Brown is pictured with club president Peter Charlesworth.

The rugby league club has received the grant as part of the tournament’s wider InspirationALL legacy initiative.

The CreatedBy Capital programme is focused on improving existing facilities or creating new ones with the aim of building community hubs and encouraging more people to play rugby league, while delivering a wider social impact to the local residents of communities in which they are based.

These much-needed investments come as a boost during a challenging time, with the projects representing the hard work of the volunteers that have made them happen.

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The first phase of the project will see Moor refurbish and extend their existing changing room pavilion to provide a new bar area, kitchen and dining area, a purpose built function room, new toilets, six new changing rooms with shower and toilets, including purpose built female changing rooms.

It will also include a gym and additional storage, as well as car park and access improvements to service its existing users and the local community.

The second phase will transform the current facilities at the club and provide a bespoke training area.

Dewsbury Moor’s Paula Brown said: “It means so much to our club to receive this amazing grant, which will help us complete the extension and refurbishment of our existing clubhouse to the standard that our players and members deserve.

She added: “Thanks to RLWC2021’s legacy programme, we now have a generous sum which will be added to the tremendous support we have seen from the Dewsbury Moor Big Local, Sport England and Dewsbury Moor ARLFC’s own funding.

“The completed project will see Dewsbury Moor custodians benefitting from a £1.5m sporting facility, which will provide a safe environment for our junior players to develop and our senior players to flourish.

“This has just made everyone even more proud of our amazing club and what we have achieved.”

Jon Dutton, Chief Executive of the Rugby League World Cup 2021, said: “A staggering £2million invested in these collective projects will undoubtedly have a very positive impact on the future of rugby league.

“Dewsbury Moor have been awarded a large grant via our CreatedBy capital grants programme, after they demonstrated an excellent vision for how the funding will be used to deliver a wider impact on the local community.

“We are confident that these new developments will become established hubs for local people, help local players at a grassroots level and have a real positive impact on the development of rugby league in the future.”

Wath Brow Hornet, Orrell St James, Westhoughton Lions and Drighlington are among the other clubs to have received grants.

The CreatedBy Capital programme is funded by government investment and delivered in partnership with the RFL and Sport England.