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Funding Opportunities


Below are some tools to help find funding for your project:

Football Foundation

The Football Foundation provide grants of up to £25,000 for football clubs to help with their facilities and equipment. Grants are available for fencing, goalposts, pitch machinery and storage containers. Visit the website to get started with your application - Football Foundation.

For larger projects, 90% of the Football Foundation’s future funding will be directed towards projects within the Local Football Facility Plan. Please contact the NFA (details above) to discuss your project in more detail.


Premier League Stadium Fund

 This scheme, funded by the Premier League, is for clubs that play within the FA National League system. PLSF can provide funding towards a wide range of areas, usually associated with meeting and maintaining FA ground grading criteria. Visit the website for more information – Premier League Stadium Fund

Landfill Communities Fund

Your location in Northamptonshire will determine which fund you could apply to, if any.

Landfill operators provide grants to not-for-profit community organisations under Object D of the Landfill Communities Fund (LCF). In most cases your site must be within 10 miles of a landfill site to be eligible.

Some examples include:

FCC Community Action Fund

Mick George Sports Fund



Northamptonshire Community Foundation

Northamptonshire Community Foundation (NCF) administers a range of grant schemes within the County.

Each scheme has specific criteria to help direct the grant to the most suitable organisations. Use NCF’s grant finder tool to check if you are eligible – NCF Grant Finder


Sport England / Northamptonshire Sport

If your site/project includes other sports as well as football, you could consider an application to Sport England.

Our friends at Northamptonshire Sport have a helpful funding finder tool on their website - Northamptonshire Sport funding finder

Developer contributions – e.g. S106 / CIL

Contact your Parish/Town Council for more information


For more information and/or support with funding your project please contact a member of our team using the contact details at the top of the page.



Stuart Smith

Head of Facilities & Investment


(T) 07983 537025