Football Foundation welcomes announcement of further £50m of government investment into grassroots football
The Premier League, The FA and Government’s Football Foundation has welcomed today’s announcement from Government that a further £50million will be invested into community football facilities.
CEO Robert Sullivan commented:
"This announcement is great news for grassroots sport across every community in England. Regardless of age, ability or background, getting out and playing can have a transformative impact on people's physical health and mental wellbeing. Sport brings communities closer together. As we recover from the Covid-19 health crisis, our left-behind neighbourhoods need grassroots football more than ever and better access to great places to play.
"Too many opportunities to play the nation's favourite game are lost each year because our pitches are not good enough. We need better all-weather facilities, grass pitches, changing rooms, sports pavilions and community hubs that are accessible and welcoming to all. Alongside the ongoing investment from the Premier League, The FA and Government, this additional £50m of funding, which is the second tranche of the £550m already committed by Government last year, will allow us to fund a range of new projects identified within the Local Football Facility Plans we've created for every community across England, targeting investment where it's needed most."