Our Board of Trustees is ultimately responsible for the governance and strategic direction of the Football Foundation and for directing how we are managed and run. The following documents help to demonstrate what the Board do and how they operate in ensuring that the Football Foundation operates effectively and efficiently.

1. Independent non-executive Trustee recruitment policy
2. Football Foundation Board of Trustees - Terms of Reference
3. Safeguarding and Welfare Policy
4. Serious Incident Reporting Policy
5. Trustee job description


The Football Foundation is committed to working in an open and accountable way to provide a high quality and professional service.  Despite this commitment, we recognise that there are times where an individual, applicant or club may not be completely happy with their interaction with us. To help us improve the service we give if you’re dissatisfied in any way we want to know about it so we can put right our mistakes and improve our processes.  Click below to read our complaints policy.

Complaints policy


We appreciate that there will be occasions where an individual, applicant or club may not be completely happy with the decision that has been made concerning their grant application. If you or your club has been unsuccessful in your funding application and are unhappy about the decision, the following policy outlines the principles we apply for considering appeals against funding decisions.

Appeals policy