Cambridge Rugby Club earn grant from Sport England
Cambridge Rugby Club have been awarded funding from Sport England Community Emergency Fund.
The award of £10,000 of funding from the National Lottery will help towards the running of the club during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Cambridge launched a crowdfunding initiative at the end of March to help them get by with the loss of income through games and use of facilities at Volac Park.
Sport England announced a £195m package to help the sport and physical sector, and within that was a £20m Community Emergency Fund of National Lottery money to help those in supporting the nation to keep active.
Cambridge chairman Rob Dean said: "We are extremely grateful to Sport England for this grant. Like most sports clubs our income has almost completely disappeared due to the cessation of rugby and social gatherings, while many of our maintenance and other costs continue.
"This grant, coupled with the money raised through our supporters’ appeal will help us over this period of uncertainty.”
Tim Hollingsworth, Sport England’s chief executive, said: “As the body responsible for the growth of sport and physical activity participation, we want the vital grassroots organisations that make sport and
physical activity happen in this country to not just to come through this crisis but to be in a position to thrive again in the future.
"The £20m Community Emergency fund, made possible by National Lottery players is part of a multimillion pound package of support we are providing to ease the pressure on a huge number of the organisations who are central to the nation’s health and wellbeing.
“We are proud to be able to provide vital funding to Cambridge Rugby to help it through these extremely challenging times.”