Sheffield Eagles have joined forces with Sheffield City Council in an attempt to boost Rugby League in the city.
The council have agreed to grant the Eagles £45,000 to support the growth of the club’s activities, which will see up to 2,000 young people in more than 40 schools benefitting.
The focus will be on increasing participation and programme of festivals and holiday camps is to be devised.
Ian Anniss, Eagles’ Director of Community, Development and Education, said: “We are extremely grateful to the city council for their support at a time of great need for the club.
“Six months ago, despite our successes both on and off the pitch, the club was facing a bleak future with no ground and the likelihood that we might have to close down our award winning community team.
“It could have meant the end for us as a club, but we are very committed to what we do in Sheffield and have risen to the challenge and worked hard to create a new future.”