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Premier League & the FA Facilities Fund – Small Grants Scheme

The Premier League and The FA Facilities Fund Small Grants Scheme is aimed at supporting football clubs and their growth activities, stopping the decline in participation and to improve the safety and quality of associated facilities.

Eligible Organisations

Eligible Organisations

The following organisation may apply:

  • Local authorities
  • Educational establishments
  • Grassroots football clubs (not including those in the FA National League System)
  • Professional and semi-professional football clubs and their associated community organisations (from Premier League to Conference), to support their community outreach programmes
Suitable Projects

Suitable Projects

  • Goalpost replacement, if deemed unsafe
  • Portable floodlights
  • Storage containers
  • Building refurbishments and improvements
  • Grounds maintenance equipment
  • Pitch improvements
  • Fencing
Application Process

Application Process

There are three main steps to completing the application:

  • Check all online guidance
  • Discuss your project with your County Football Association and your FA Regional Facilities and Investment Manager, and fill in an FA Facilities Enquiry Form (FEF) if required
  • Apply by submitting the application form
Important Dates

Important Dates

There are no set deadlines for applications to be received, but the funding window is planned to allow projects to start at the beginning of the football season. A decision should be expected within nine weeks.

Funding Range

Funding Range

Generally, £1,000 to £10,000, unless the application is for the replacement of unsafe goalposts, which may therefore be a lower amount.

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Guidance for Applying for Grants

Check the latest grant information on the relevant website

Check for full eligibility (for your organisation and for your proposed project / activity)

Read all guidance and supplementary documentation

Contact the grant directly to clarify any questions or issues

Apply for the grant, ensuring that all required steps are followed

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