Some members will remember having to fill in a questionnaire about the club. That was part of the process for this. The money match-funds our spending on new doors and electrics.
RFU Lead Up & Legacy
Transforming Social Spaces grant for Charlton Park Rugby Club
Rugby Union in Greenwich and South-East London received a major boost today when Charlton Park RFC was chosen by the Rugby Football Union to be a recipient of one of our Transforming Social Spaces Grants for the 2015 Rugby World Cup which is being staged in England and Wales.
Charlton Park has been chosen as a recipient of a Lead Up & Legacy Transforming Social Spaces grant strengthening the partnership between the RFU and Club to be Fit for 15. The grant will enhance the club’s social facilities and provide a resource to be used by the local community.
Hosting the World Cup provides an opportunity to deliver a huge participation legacy for rugby union, and the RFU has committed a £10m investment which will create a network of over 500 Lead Up & Legacy Centres aimed at providing a platform on which club rugby participation throughout England can be built.
“The new social space will improve the quality of the rugby experience for everyone using the site and provide more playing opportunities, especially for local people in the 14-24 age-group.”
“This investment will also support the club’s financial sustainability leading into the Rugby World Cup and will create a focus for England 2015 and a lasting rugby union legacy for rugby in the community. The bar and function room upgrade will help the club raise its profile and encourage more players, volunteers and spectators to share the special values that distinguish the sport.”
RFU Area Facilities Manager Rick Bruin
“We are delighted that our project has been chosen as a recipient for a Transforming Social Spaces Grant. We will now have some of the best facilities in the area that local people from Kidbrooke, Eltham and Greenwich can use. The 2015 Rugby World Cup will inspire a new wave of people of all ages to become involved in rugby and this RFU investment will help our club to be even better equipped to welcome newcomers.”
Club Chairman, Dave Parris
“This investment by the RFU is excellent news. Charlton Park has an enthusiastic group of hard-working volunteers and this funding will enable them to do even more for young people in the community in the future.”
Clive Efford MP for Eltham and Shadow Minister for Sport