A RUGBY club which supports more than 200 youngsters making their way in the game has received £1,000.

Dunbar RFC has been given the four-figure sum by Persimmon Homes Building Futures scheme.

The initiative will see £1million given away across Britain to regional charities, groups, sports clubs and schools to improve local facilities and the delivery of vital community projects for people aged under 18.

Dunbar Rugby Football Club is the first recipient of the recently launched initiative and supports more than 200 people under the age of 18.

The club works closely with primary and secondary schools to encourage young people to play rugby in a safe and enjoyable environment.

The club plan to use the funds to replace fencing that surrounds the main pitch at Hallhill Sports Centre.

Building Futures aims to support community groups working with under-18s across three categories – education and arts, health and sport.

In addition to hundreds of local donations of £1,000, 96 initiatives will go on to compete for top prizes of £100,000 through a national online public vote.

Laura Still, sales and marketing director for Persimmon Homes East Scotland, said: “We are proud to support Dunbar Rugby Football Club, who offer a valuable opportunity for young people to develop new skills and boost confidence.

“With so many chances to win vital funding for their projects, we urge charities, schools and sports clubs to apply online before May 31.”