FA Futsal

Delivered by the Football Foundation and funded by The FA, The FA Futsal Fund is a scheme designed to aid the development of Futsal in England.

In 2019 The FA and Football Foundation launched The FA Futsal Fund, investing £300,000 into the development of Futsal in England.

Futsal

Overview

The scheme offered grants of either £1,500 or £3,000 to develop new youth futsal leagues across the country to increase the opportunity for players to play futsal on a regular basis in a structured games programme.

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Who is eligible?

  • County Football Associations who are running or plan to run leagues
  • Youth football or futsal leagues
  • Adult leagues setting up youth futsal provisions
  • Affiliated Clubs wishing to develop youth futsal leagues
  • PL & EFL Community Trusts
  • FA University Community Football Hubs

Who isn't eligible?

  • Individuals
  • Profit making organisations
  • Football or Futsal Clubs wishing to create new teams
  • Educational establishments
  • Local authorities
  • Small sided providers
  • Groups wishing to apply for charitable status
  • Walking Football Clubs
  • Organisations seeking retrospective funding for costs that have already been made or are due before an offer of a grant has been awarded
     
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The Foundation does not just give money and walk away – the Foundation ensures that the facilities are financially sustainable and are used to their full potential for years after they have been built.

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About the grant

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Applicants received funding to create either one or two new youth futsal leagues and grants of £1,500 per league.

The grant will be split across two years and can be spent on the following items:

  • Facility hire
  • Equipment
  • Referees/co-ordinator fees
  • Marketing & promotion
  • Affiliation & insurance fees
  • FA safeguarding & welfare courses for on-site league co-ordinators
  • FA DBS for on-site league co-ordinators
  • FA First Aid courses for on-site league co-ordinators

As well as receiving a grant of either £1500 or £3000, all successful applicants received a small starter pack of 4 futsal balls, a ball carrier, and a scorecard.

What constitutes a league?

  • Games may be run on a monthly, weekly or bi-weekly basis but must deliver over a minimum of 7 rounds during a playing season.
  • Leagues must be held in appropriate venues using futsal specific equipment
  • Leagues must contain a minimum of 8 teams
  • Leagues must be affiliated to your County FA and be administered using FA Full Time
  • All referees must be qualified, and FA affiliated.
  • Leagues must have a named welfare officer
     

Claiming process

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The Football Foundation will notify organisations with a FA Futsal Fund grant when the claiming process will start for their Year 2 of their funding. If you have any enquiries email futsal@footballfoundation.org.uk.