Rugby League World Cup 2022 delivers £25.8m boost to northern communities
Rugby League World Cup 2022 delivers £25.8m boost to northern communities: To have investment in local communities across northern England the Rugby League World Cup social impact program delivers Euro 25.8m. The event has already led to improvement in local economies, facilities, and also the mental and physical health of the population living in deprived areas.
The initial investment figure of Euro 635,000 of funding into the tournament’s social impact program led to funding worth Euro 26m from the likes of the National Lottery, Sport England, DCMS, and the Arts Council.
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The Rugby League World Cup was initially scheduled for 2021, but due to an unprecedented pandemic, the event has been postponed from 15th October to 19th November 2022.
Jon Dutton, the Chief Executive of the 2021 Rugby League World Cup said “ The RLWC 2021 has always been about much more than delivering 61 matches”.
“ I am very proud of all that we have accomplished so far. I am incredibly excited to see what else we can deliver in the next few months and through the tournament itself”.