Through the Football Foundation’s “Grow the Game” grant scheme, grants of up to £1,500 are available from organisations wishing to set up women and girls’ football teams and disability teams.
Applications are welcome from not for profit organisations that are planning to set up two new football teams over the next two years. To be eligible for funding organisations must have a signed constitution (with a dissolution clause), child protection policy, equal opportunities policy, bank statement and income/expenditure records. The type of activities that can be funded include (but are not limited to):
- Facility hire
- Referees fees
- CRB checks
- Affiliation fees
- League entry
- Promotion and publicity
- FA coaching courses
- Additional courses
- Football kit/equipment through a bespoke voucher
Organisations are able to receive a grant of £1,500 per new team created over two or three years with financial support being reduced in the second or third year of the project.
Prospective applicants should initially consult their County FA Development Manager and should apply for a grant by completing an online application form and submitting your supporting documents.
The deadline for this round of applications is 28th March 2019.