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11 May 2020 20:37 | Devon RFU

 

Important updates

Click here to find details of the webinar programme taking place through to 11 June.

Tuesday Training Webinar with Simon Amor – 7pm on Tuesday 12 May

Simon Amor, England attack coach and head of England Sevens, will host a webinar focussed on 'Knowing Yourself as a Coach'. To register click here.

Click here to catch up on previous coaching webinars.

How to run a Virtual AGM with Irwin Mitchell – 7pm on Thursday 13 May

This webinar will provide guidance and support on your clubs options to run your AGM, including how to run the AGM Virtually.

Register for the webinar here.

Other support available

Bounce Back Loan Scheme

As an extension to existing government financial support vehicles, the Bounce Back Loan Scheme (microloans) was launched this week to help smaller businesses, including rugby clubs, impacted by COVID19 to borrow between £2000 and up to 25% of turnover capped at a maximum of £50,000. The repayment term is fixed at 6 years at an interest rate of 2.5% per annum. The government will cover the first 12 months of interest payments and will provide lenders with a 100% government backed guarantee. Your business must meet the other British Business Bank eligibility criteria. The application process is open until 4 November. Click here to find out more.

Click here to access guidance regarding the various support packages available.

Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grants

We are aware that some clubs may have experienced issues applying for grants from the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grants. Clubs who currently have a rateable value of under £51,000 should be eligible for one of these two grants.

Impacted clubs are encouraged to proactively challenge their local authorities if they believe they have been incorrectly told they are ineligible.

If a club is having trouble accessing these grants, please contact clubsupport@rfu.com.

You can find out more about these grants here.