What is the Community Fund?

This programme seeks to enable grassroots football organisations in England to restart activities after the period of Covid-19 restrictions by providing funding for purchasing equipment and items such as goalposts or pitch maintenance machinery.

 

Grants of up to £25,000 can be awarded.

 

The grant size available depends on the type of investment that the club is applying for. Details on the grant sizes are available in the guidance notes that can be accessed at the website of the Football Foundation.

 

Applications are accepted from football clubs and community sports organisations providing men’s football in England.

Eligible organisation types include:

  • Not-for-profit football club or voluntary group
  • Local Authority
  • County Football Association
  • Professional Club
  • Community Organisation
  • Educational establishment providing facilities for the community
  • Registered charity
  • Not-for-profit company
  • Community Interest Company (CIC) or other social enterprise

 

Company limited by guarantee.

 

The funding is intended for smaller capital projects and the maintenance/improvement of facilities.

The following can be funded:

  • Ball retention systems
  • Fencing
  • Goalposts
  • Minor works to changing rooms and clubhouse refurbishment
  • Pitch maintenance-contractor services
  • Pitch maintenance-drainage
  • Portable floodlights
  • Storage containers
  • Improvements to playing services.

 

Applications may be made at any time, preferably not more than once per football season.

 

www.footballfoundation.org.uk

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