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Rugby fund set up to aid struggling grassroots clubs

By Sean McAngus

Scottish Rugby is continuing to follow NHS and government advice to tackle the impact of Coronavirus (Covid-19) as they aim to continue business as usual as much as possible.

Last week, the association took the decision to suspend all rugby in Scotland and at the weekend advised all their staff to work from home with immediate effect.

The forthcoming period looks certain to challenge not only business and sport but society as a whole.

Scottish Rugby have announced a new £500,000 Club Hardship Fund (CHF) to offer financial assistance to grassroots clubs facing cashflow and immediate financial challenges through the impact of Coronavirus (Covid-19).

A spokesperson said: "As our clubs are the bedrock of our game, we aim to offer as much support as possible to them and the wider rugby community.

"The fund is designed to help clubs through the period of uncertainty created by the Coronavirus outbreak the CHF will release funds to support identified financial issues caused by a lack of fixtures or pressures on other revenue streams."

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