Rugby League World Cup 2021 (RLWC2021) has today announced Warrington based Assura plc as the tournament’s Official Community Health Partner, further underlining their commitment to creating positive social impacts within communities.
Assura, a FTSE 250 company, develops, invests in and manages a portfolio of almost 600 primary care medical centres which are bases for NHS teams serving millions of people across the United Kingdom.
The sponsorship is Assura’s first in sport, and they join Eversheds Sutherland, Deloitte, Manchester Metropolitan University, Kappa, Kuehne+Nagel and Cazoo as official sponsors of RLWC2021.
As part of the sponsorship, the Assura Community Fund will launch a RLWC2021 Grants Programme with a minimum of £100,000 available to help charitable and voluntary sector organisations deliver health and wellbeing activities.
The grants will educate and teach skills to contribute to improved emotional health and wellbeing, gaining support for life challenges and providing increased activities and opportunities to improve self-confidence, self-esteem and belonging.
The grants will be given to health projects working from or with rugby league community clubs, existing recipients of the RLWC2021 CreatedBy Capital Grants Programme, and within the eighteen RLWC2021 host towns and cities.
Online applications will open from 1 February 2021, with a submission deadline of 28 February 2021, and successful applicants receiving one-year grants by 15 May 2021