Roose Pioneers ARLFC have been awarded a £14,000 grant from the RLWC2021 CreatedBy programme.

The grant will go towards perimeter fencing to secure and protect the playing environment.

More than 30 rugby league clubs, schools and community organisations across England have received a boost from the programme.

The latest awards equate to almost £230,000, taking the grand total of RLWC2021 small grants to more than £780,000 and total number of award recipients to 129.

Ralph Rimmer, chief executive of the Rugby Football League, said: “Once this pandemic is behind us, we will see more and more people participating in rugby league, so it’s essential that the quality of facilities keeps pace.

“Even in the depths of winter, in the midst of another lockdown, rugby league is building strong foundations for the future.”

Jon Dutton, chief executive of the Rugby League World Cup 2021, added: “Our CreatedBy grants programme amounts to an unprecedented level of investment in the game, with every £1 invested matched by additional funding.

“Rugby league’s places are becoming even more welcoming and even more inclusive.

"More people than ever will be experiencing rugby league and the social impact will be genuinely transformative.”

In addition to Roose Pioneers, other Cumbrian rugby league clubs received grants.

Cockermouth Titans ARLFC were allocated £12,200 whereas Egremont Rangers ARLFC received £14,500.

£1,400 was awarded to Whitehaven Academy.