Hi All, Long time reader, first time contributer...
Not sure if this is the right place or whether it would be more suited to the Community Forum, so feel free to move it.
Gateshead Storm CRLC have partnered with, and have been selected as a focus club for, GiveToLocal, an organisation who aim to raise £10m a year for grassroots sports across the UK. Its a great initiative which brings local people, businesses and community sports clubs together via an app. Businesses can advetise offers which users of the app can claim. Users can also choose to donate from as little as £3 a month that goes directly to the club, the idea being that lots of small donations can provide long term sustainable income to community clubs.
If you'd like to help support the growth of Rugby League in the North East then you can sign up to the app here
There's no pressure to donate as just increasing the numbers of people on the app will help raise the profile of the club. However, if you're the type of person who would like to support a community club with a few pounds a month then feel free.
Also I'd encourage anyone involved in community clubs to take a look at GiveToLocal and attend one of their webinars. I think it could be a game changer for funding in grass roots sports