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Project Planning in Practice
Club : Penygroes RFC

Priority Projects : Refurbished Community & Training Facilities

Funding Secured to date : £82,320

The Club Operations Team assisted the Committee to establish a 3 year Development Plan to improve Facilities at the Club. The main priorities identified by the Club included the need to refurbish the main function room of the Club House to encourage additional community use and upgrade the training facilities particularly for the Club's mini and junior section.

Year 1 (2013/14)

The Club secured a Facilities Grant to undertake refurbishment works to the Club house function room in conjunction with a Natwest Rugbyforce Grant to re-decorate and upgrade the entrance to the Clubhouse. Club volunteers also attended a Natwest Level 1 Workshop to assist the Club to maximise community use of the newly refurbished function room.

Year 2 (2014/15)

A Project Working Group was established including representatives from the Club, Club Operations Team Advisors and an Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) Consultant who was appointed to develop a robust specification for the proposed works.

The Club Operations Team assisted the Working Group to complete an application to a local Landfill Tax Credit Scheme and Lottery Funding to improve the drainage of the grassed training facilities.

A further Facilities Grant was awarded to the Club in Year 2 to contribute as match funding towards to the cost of the primary drainage improvement works. As a condition of the award, Club Volunteers were signposted to undertake an appropriate IOG Grounds Maintenance course to ensure the long term sustainability of the facilities.

Year 3 (2015/16)

The Club Operations Team continue to support the Club and an application will be submitted to the local Windfarm Community Benefit Fund to install training lights for the improved training pitches. The Club have also expressed an interest in applying for a Facilities Grant to match fund the grant application to the Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund.

The completed 3 Year Facilities Development Plan can be viewed by clicking here.

Further information on Project Planning can be obtained by contacting Chris Munro (Club Operations Advisor - Facilities & Investment) by e-mail on

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