Shrewsbury have been awarded £3,950 in funding from the Rugby Football Foundation towards the cost of erecting new goalposts at their Sundorne Castle headquarters.
The grant, from the RFF’s Ground Match scheme, will provide 50 per cent of the cost of upgrading Shrewsbury’s posts.
The Ground Match scheme provides easy access to grant funding for capital projects that contribute to the recruitment and retention of community rugby players in England.
All clubs at level five and below in the English Clubs Rugby Union Championship are eligible to apply to the scheme.
The maximum grant available is £5,000 and the minimum is £1,500. Grants are available on the basis of matching clubs’ own funds on a 50/50 basis for a proposed project.
The Rugby Football Foundation is a charitable trust established by the RFU and is a major funding source for amateur rugby in England, with over £10million invested in developing clubs and improving infrastructure and facilities.