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Facility Football Foundation Facilities Scheme

Type: Facility
Funding available: Up to £1m
Focus: Community
Funding Cycle: Up to £20,000 12 weeks/ £20,000 to £500,000 25 weeks/ over £500,000 30 weeks

The grant provides money to develop new or improve facilities for community benefit. These include grass pitches drainage/improvements, pavilions, clubhouses and changing rooms, artificial turf pitches and multi-use games areas and fixed floodlights for artificial pitches. The facilities will sustain or increase participation amongst children and adults, regardless of background age, or ability. Help children and adults to develop their physical, mental, social and moral capacities through regular participation in sport.

Football Foundation also provide development (revenue) grants to deliver football development associated with the new facility e.g. coaching, football development officer etc. The maximum development funding that can be included with a facilities grant is 20% of the total grant awarded. The foundation has a fast track system for facilities grants of up to and including £20,000.

The maximum grant available from the Foundation for each facilities project is £1m. However, applicants must show they have tried hard to get other funding for the project and that there is no further money available. The most we can pay is 90% of the project costs.
Can you apply? – The Football Foundation welcome applications from football clubs, multi-sport clubs, local authorities, all educational establishments, registered charitable organisations, not for profit companies limited by guarantee, industrial and provident societies and unincorporated not for profit organisations.
For further information visit:

Contact: T: 0845 345 4555 E: W:
A: The Football Foundation, 30 Gloucester Place, London, W1U 8FF

How to apply: Before you submit an application, it is strongly recommended you fill in an expression of interest form and discuss your project with your County FA Development Manager, Liz Verrall, T: 01367 242099 and your FA Regional Facilities Manager, Simon Wood M 07984 003 460 E
Apply by completing on line Application form

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