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Funding Opportunities

Routes to funding for your project

We strongly recommend investigating all funding avenues to achieve the best results for your project. Some suggested avenues and tools to find funding are shown below:

National Lottery

Sport England

Northants Community Foundation

Northamptonshire Sport funding finder

Mick George Sports Fund

Football Stadia Improvement Fund (for clubs in the FA National League system) 

Local Authority developer contributions – contact your council

The Football Foundation is the UK’s largest sports’ charity, funded by the Premier League, The Football Association and the Government. Normally a Football Foundation grant combines with funds that a project has already secured through other means.

To see the different types of funding schemes available through the Football Foundation, visit their website

90% of the future Football Foundation funding available will be directed towards projects that feature in the area’s Local Football Facility Plan.

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


Stuart Smith

Football Development Officer


(T) 01604 678409