This week’s headlines include:
1. Lockdown rugby activity
2. Government financial support update
4. Guinness supporting club re-openings
5. Webinars and on-demand videos
6. Rosslyn Park Slingbacks support NHS workers
7. Share your ideas
|Lockdown rugby activity During the lockdown period we have a range of activities to keep people engaged, some of which can be accessed below.
Coming up over the next few weeks there will be player and club challenges, activity for age grade players and virtual Inner Warrior sessions, support for teachers and parents, webinars for volunteer engagement and club development and regular content for schools, colleges and universities.
We will continue to post these across our social media channels so please keep an eye out.
In our on-demand videos, we also have a link to the Youth Sport Trust after school activities with Nolli Waterman.
For now, we have our #GetYourShirtOn videos and the School of Ruck from the World Rugby Museum to help support parents’ home-schooling by providing physical activities and also interesting trivia, reading, and spelling challenges.
Online Training Sessions School of Ruck
Government financial support update
We are continuing dialogue with Government and Sport England around the eligibility criteria and application process for impacted clubs to access funding support from the Winter Sports Survival package that was announced by DCMS in November, 2020. No funds have been issued yet, either to clubs or the RFU, and hence please don’t think you have missed out on anything yet. The fund was established to help ease the impact of the loss of revenue due to no spectators in the period October 1st to March 31st and we will update as soon as an agreement on eligibility and distribution is reached. This is likely to be an application process and will be needs based, it is not an automatic grant.
Sport England has also updated the Return to Play funding that was confirmed by Government last year. They have increased the available budget, as well as extending the deadline until Wednesday 30 June 2021.
In September, we also mentioned Covid-19 Business Interruption Insurance. There has recently been an update from the FCA, and policyholders should expect to hear from their broker, insurance advisor or insurer in the coming days if this applies to them.
Further info can be found on our funding page below.
To read the rest of the update click on the link.