Dear Members, Friends and Supporters,
You may be aware that the club has a planning application approved for the construction of a much needed extension to improve our changing room and gym facilities.
We currently have a number of portacabins in a delapidated condition and because of this and an expired temporary planning consent, they need to be removed at the end of this season. These units are where our Mini & Youth children currently have to change which, due to the leaking roofs, broken windows and holes in the floor, is very unsatisfactory.
In addition if we have more than one Senior game on a Saturday there can be as many as 6 teams (120 players) sharing the same facilities which comprises a shower block in need of complete repair & refurbishment.
If we are to make our facility fit for purpose we need to raise £500,000 to carry out the extension & improvements.
A very large sum but one we have already made huge strides towards raising through the following...
- The RFU have confirmed grants and loans of £170,000
- The land fill tax fund have indicated that we can apply for up to £50,000 and our current application for funds is under consideration
- The City Council have approved £200,000 s106 funds subject to a condition that the club can raise the balance of the funds required
- We have also had discussions with other possible sources of third party grants and will make applications in line with their award cycles
With this improvement, at long last we can commit to be a leading club in girls and womens rugby and increase our Colts and Senior mens teams to ensure all players have a team to play in and there is a pathway from mini to senior rugby. This also gives us an opportunity to expand its use to other clubs and societies in line with the requirements of third party funding.
Without the investment in improved facilities none of this can take place and we will not retain our position as the leading club in East Anglia for all age groups & genders. To achieve our target we need to raise £80,000 and ask that you consider making a donation to ensure we deliver the facility we need. Your support will be recognised and remembered on a proposed supporters board.
Please make a donation to our “Changing Room Fund” via the Cambridge Rugby Union Football Club Community Account. Your money will be held in this account and if for any reason the project does not go ahead your money will be refunded.
Account details are: CRUFC Community, Acc No: 83277232 Sort: 20-17-35
Thank you for your kind support.
Updated 10:59 - 14 Oct 2017 by Adrian Fraser