Football Foundation - Retain the Game

Status: Open to applications

Application Deadline: 30th May 2018


Description

Grants are available to aid the retention of adult male teams within grassroots football clubs in England.

Details

 
Maximum Value: £ 750
 

Value Notes
 

Grants of £750 are available.

The grant will be awarded split across two years. The grant instalment will vary depending on the status of the club.


Extended Desciption

Funded by the Football Association and managed by the Football Foundation, the new £1 million Retain the Game fund offers grants to support adult male teams within grassroots football clubs.

The scheme was set up to retain adult male teams within grassroots football clubs in response to a recent decrease in the number of adult male FA affiliated grassroots league teams.


Latest Informaiton 

The deadline for applications is 30 May 2018.


Key Criteria

Applications will be considered from grassroots clubs that meet the following criteria:

  • Adult clubs with two or more adult male teams that hold the FA’s Adult Charter Standard award, Charter Standard Development or Charter Standard Community Club award.
  • Adult clubs with two or more adult male teams who commit to become Adult Charter Standard within the 2018/19 season.

The funding will support clubs’ adult male teams in three age categories:

  • Under-17 to Under-21
  • Open Age
  • Veterans

Priority will be given to:

  • Clubs with three or more adult male teams.
  • Clubs that have been in existence for five to nine seasons.
  • Clubs that have been in existence for ten or more seasons.
  • Clubs that operate in leagues employing Full Time.

Eligible Expenditure

The funding will support clubs’ adult male teams in three age categories:

  • Under-17 to Under-21
  • Open Age
  • Veterans

The funding is intended to cover core costs including:

  • Facility hire (match day or training venue).
  • £100 Voucher for Nike Kit/Equipment (including First Aid) – to be redeemed through a bespoke portal.
  • First Aid course

Retain the Game is inclusive of players from different ethnic backgrounds, faiths and sexual orientations.


Restrictions

The following are not eligible for funding:

  • Walking football.
  • Futsal teams.
  • Small sided football teams.
  • University, College, and Armed Forces Intramural teams.
  • New teams.
  • Clubs who have received Grow the Game funding for an adult male team in the past two years.

Application Procedure

Applications are made through Grantshot, the Football Foundation's online application portal.

Contact the Football Association for further information.


Addresses and Contacts

Application forms may be available to download on their website.

 
 
Contact details:
Enquiries
The Football Foundation 
Whittington House 
19-30 Alfred Place 
London 
WC1E 7EA
Telephone:
0345 345 4555
Email:
enquiries@footballfoundation.org.uk