21 YEARS OF FOOTBALL FOUNDATION

IMPACT

Since we kicked things off in 2000, we’ve been privileged to make a truly transformative difference to grassroots football across the country. As a result of our funding partners investment into grassroots football, every day we see the incredible impact of the game on physical fitness, mental wellbeing, bringing communities together and the local economy.

21 years of investment

investing
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8726

Natural grass pitches improved

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958

Artificial grass pitches installed

changing room

1223

Changing rooms built

funded projects worth

2085

Goalposts provided

MUGA

111

Multi-use games areas (MUGAs) built

Maintenance

4174

Maintenance equipment awarded

All the grants we've provided so far have made an impact. Whether to an individual or an entire community. This year, more than ever, the funding that we've provided has been crucial in supporting grassroots clubs to come through the pandemic. Without it, many clubs simply wouldn't have been able to survive.

21 years of transforming lives...

Committed

We are immensely proud to know that we are playing an important part in something vital in supporting communities up and down the country. Here you’ll be able to see just how we’ve been using the power of pitches to transform lives over the last 21 years.

21 years of future proofing...

Game plan

Local Football Facility Plan

As part of the National Football Facilities Strategy, we've divided the country into 326 regions with a bespoke Local Football Facilities Plan (LFFP) created for each local authority in England. Find out more about LFFPs and potential facilities and investment opportunities in your area.

Grass Pitch Improvement Strategy

Even with the wider availability of 3G pitches did you know that the majority of grassroots football is still played on traditional grass pitches? That's why improving these remain a priority for us. Working alongside the FA we've developed the Grass Pitch Improvement Strategy. The aim is to ensure every affiliated football fixture is played on a quality pitch and keep grassroots football where it should be... on grass.

21 years of strengthening communities

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