Energy Support Programme
A new £6m programme providing support for clubs and organisations to become more energy-efficient
About the Programme
With the rising costs of energy and an ongoing responsibility to protect our environment, it's never been more important for clubs and organisations to be environmentally and financially sustainable.
That's why we've launched the Energy Support Programme - to help facilities become more energy efficient to save money and look after the environment. The Programme is broken down into two Funds:
1) The Energy Fund
2) The Floodlight Fund
The Energy Fund
The Energy Fund will be targeted at energy-saving measures for clubhouses and pavilions. All eligible football clubs, charities and community organisations operating affiliated football on their sites are invited to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for this Fund. This EOI process will help us better understand the need across the country so we can best support the grassroots football community.
You can apply if you're:
- A not-for-profit football club or voluntary group
- A County FA
- A Professional Club Community Organisation
- A registered charity
- A not-for-profit company
- A community interest company (CIC) or other social enterprise
- A company limited by guarantee
All applicants must have affiliated football operating at their site, along with a changing pavilion/clubhouseof which they have security of tenure (minimum 10-year lease or freehold).
You can't apply if you're:
- An individual or sole trader
- A national governing body
- A commercial / for-profit entity
- A club within the Premier League, Football League, National League System (Step 1 to 6), Women’s Football Pyramid (Tier 1 – 4) or the Welsh Premier League
- Educational establishments
- A Local Authority
- A club or organisation without affiliated football operating on their site
- A club or organisation who don't have a clubhouse/changing pavilion on their site
- A club or organisation without the required security of tenure (minimum 10-year lease or freehold)
Clubs within the National League System (Step 1 to 6) or Women’s Football Pyramid (Tier 1 – 4) are ineligible for this Fund and should monitor the Premier League Stadium Fund website for any funding updates.
The Floodlight Fund
The Floodlight Fund will support the upgrading of metal halide ('halogen') floodlights on Football Foundation-funded floodlit football turf pitches (FTPs) to LED floodlights to reduce energy consumption and save money. Clubs and organisations could save around £8,000 per full-size 3G football turf pitch per year with a typical usage. However, the upfront costs associated with retrofitting with LEDs are prohibitive for many organisations. That's where the Floodlight Fund comes in.