In these testing times when our actions must be to follow government advice and stay in whenever possible rugby is probably not top of our priorities, however when the lockdown is lifted it will be part of the healing process. Our clubs will need to be ready to get back in action as soon as possible so that all our players, from Taggers through to first teams, can get back on the turf.
With this in mind both the RFU and now CRFU have been working on rescue packages for any of our clubs with financial worries. I would like to announce one of these, with the RFU allowing us to use the final tranch of LRP to directly help clubs, a sum of £13k, the CRFU are going to add £12K to this, making £25k in total available to any clubs who need our help.
For CRFU grants in the first instance please contact the county secretary Terry Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org and he will set out the criteria clubs will need to meet to qualify for help. Criteria in PDF file in link. The RFU have also have other loans, schemes etc available, and this information can be found at www.englandrugby.com .
These are tough times for us all above all else stay safe follow advice and I look forward to seeing you all when we come out the other side.
Regards Saunts Chairman CRFU