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Grants & Funding

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Whether it is money to kit the youth team for the season ahead or support to build a football hub, the quest to keep football running, while limiting the cost to participants, is an ongoing battle.

Funding will never fully cover the cost of everything required and, inevitably, participants will have to make a small contribution to play.

But, by running your club finances effectively, while accessing money to support your activities, you can keep your costs down and perhaps even save a bit towards those new goalposts!


Stuart Smith

Clubs and Leagues Officer


Telephone: 07983 537025


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Revenue funding is likely to be what the majority of clubs access to support their various activities.

Different funding pots require different outcomes - the type of grant you access and the amount received will dictate what you are expected to achieve, and the subsequent monitoring required of the project.

Some revenue streams have specific restrictions which are usually dependant on the funding party and what they would like to see.

Some other funding streams will also prioritise activities for women and girls or people with disabilities, for example. There’s also occasionally funding available to particular localities.

Revenue funding tends to change frequently, and funding streams that you used only a few months ago may be long gone if you choose to revisit them.

For more information, please contact Ian Tinto via the contact details at the top of the page. 

Download our Revenue Funding Support Guide


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The FA, government and Premier League all contribute funding into an organisation called the Football Foundation which administers the majority of large capital grants in football.

However, all applications for capital from the Foundation have to be aligned to local priorities, which is why applicants need to come to the County FA for something called pre-application advice.

In this advice, we will discuss what you want to achieve and why, how viable the project is, what approaches you have taken to financing the project and whether it is likely to be prioritised locally for funding.

To receive this, please contact Ian Tinto using the contact details at the top of the page.