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From new goalposts to new pitches, find out how we can help turn your vision into a reality.

Football Foundation Funding

  • Funded by the Premier League, FA and Government (via Sport England)
  • Large and small grants available covering everything from goalposts to 3G pitches
  • More than 60,000 grants worth over £800m provided to clubs and organisations since 2000

Football Stadia Improvement Fund

  • Funded by the Premier League, the FSIF awards grants to clubs in the EFL, National League System (Step 1-6), FA Women's Pyramid and Cymru Premier League
  • Grants are designed to improve stadium safety and enable clubs to satisfy their ground grading requirements
NEW FUNDING AVAILABLE

Return to Disability Football Fund

  • Funded by The FA and Sport England (using National Lottery funding)
  • Grants to restart or deliver new disability football activity
  • Up to £1,000 available
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How we support grants

It’s always a proud moment for everyone involved once the finishing touches are made to a new changing facility or the grass is cut on a newly laid pitch for the first game of a new season.  
So even though the project is finished our involvement doesn’t stop. Our grant management team have a minimum of 345 contacts with projects each year, offering  support and guidance to help achieve the required National Football Facility Strategy outcomes.

Closed grants

Matchday Support Fund

The Matchday Support Fund was launched in September 2020, offering a range of Premier League funded grants to eligible National League System, FA Women's Pyramid and Welsh Premier League clubs to prepare for the safe return of football and supporters to their stadia.

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Grow the Game

Delivered by the Football Foundation and funded by The FA, Grow the Game provides clubs with funding for the creation of new teams. The scheme is currently closed. 

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Club Preparation Fund

The Club Preparation Fund was launched in June 2020 to help clubs across England get their buildings ready for the return of football. The fund was available for a limited time only and is now closed. 

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Pitch Preparation Fund

The Pitch Preparation Fund was launched in May 2020 to help clubs and organisations across England prepare their pitches for when football returned. The fund was launched for a limited time only and is now closed. 

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Stay in the Game

Delivered by the Football Foundation and funded by The FA, the Stay in the Game scheme aims to support the retention of football teams across the country. The scheme is currently closed for applications. 

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Matchday Support Fund

Grow the Game

Club Preparation Fund

Pitch Preparation Fund

Stay in the Game

WE'RE MAKING AN IMPACT

Over the last 20 years we have delivered community sports projects worth over £1.6 billion into local communities across the country, changing lives through football. We think that’s priceless.

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“As someone who has been fortunate enough to play and manage professionally, it is fantastic to see money from the very top of the game flowing down to the grassroots level.”

Nigel Adkins

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