Salford City Roosters and Shevington Rugby Club in Wigan are the first to be given grants from the 2021 World Cup fund.
The Roosters had applied for a new clubhouse in the hope of attracting players and improve the Roosters’ presence in the local community.
Meanwhile, Shevington will get a new clubhouse and new changing rooms. This is with the hope of improving player retention and create opportunities along with Shevington FC, with whom they share a ground.
There will be more grants announced in due course.