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DRFC awarded £5,000 through Sport England Grant.

The outbreak of the virus and the consequent shutdown of businesses as of March 23 has left the sport and physical activity sector facing a period of uncertainty.

In response, on March 31 Sport England announced a £195m package to help the sport and physical activity sector through covid-19. Within the package is a £20m Community Emergency Fund, of National Lottery money to deliver immediate funding to those who have a role in supporting the nation to be active but are experiencing short-term financial hardship or the ceasing of operations due to the impact of coronavirus.

The grant, along with the support of our benefactors & Crowdfunder contributors will allow DRFC to cover on-going costs and maintenance despite all revenue streams halting.

Michael Casey DRFC Commercial Manager, said:

“The Sport England Grant is a fantastic boost to the Club is these challenging times.

“Alongside with the immense support of those who contributed to our Crowfunder campaign and the unerring backing of our sponsors and benefactors DRFC will be in the best possible position to deliver rugby to the Community again once it is safe to do so.”

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 Doncaster RFC to help it through these extremely challenging times.”

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