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Foundation grassroots facilities contribution to the UK Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2011
Foundation grassroots facilities contribution to the UK Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2011

Research shows benefits to UK economy of Foundation’s investment into grassroots infrastructure

Since 2000, the Foundation has awarded 1,664 facility grants worth £320m towards developing new pitches and changing pavilions. We have often highlighted how this investment improves the quality of experience enjoyed by people at the grassroots and helps to increase participation.

Now a new report commissioned by the Foundation and carried out by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) has found that investing into the country’s grassroots infrastructure also delivers major benefits to the UK economy, in terms of growing gross domestic product (GDP) and job creation. In particular, the report highlights that for every pound of Foundation investment into grassroots facilities, £7.73 worth of economic output is generated via partnership funding and the subsequent multiplier effects.

You can download the full report by Cebr from this page.