Funding and Facilities

Developing the game requires financial investment whether it is for building a new clubhouse, improving pitch drainage, replacing goalposts or developing a new team. Help is at hand from a range of funding pots available to grassroots football.

If you are looking for funding to help improve the facilities at your club or want to give some of your coaches the chance to become qualified, contact

Funding Schemes

Grow The Game

Each year The Fotball Foundation’s Grow the Game Scheme provides grants of up to £1,500 for the creation of new football teams and coaching qualifications, with money provided by the Premier League and The FA. The Scheme is delivered by the Foundation.

Grow the Game provides funding for projects that use football to increase participation by both players and volunteers.

Applications are welcome from organisations that are 'not for profit' and planning to set up one or more new football teams over the next two years.

Organisations must have a signed constitution (with an appropriate dissolution clause), child protection policy, equal opportunities policy, bank statements and income/expenditure records (for all accounts held by the organisation).

Click Here to learn more about Grow The Game Funding.

The Football Foundation

The Football Foundation is the UK’s largest sports’ charity. Funded by the Premier League, The Football Association and the Government, the Foundation directs £30m every year into grassroots sport.

The Foundation receives money from the very top of the professional game and also from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport through Sport England. It then uses this money to leverage even more partnership funding, to deliver a programme of new and improved community sports facilities in towns and cities across the country.

The Football Foundation run a number of schemes, designed to improve facilities, create opportunities and build communities throughout England.

Click Here to learn more about The Football Foundation.

Club Fundraising


Clubs affiliated to West Riding County FA can access discounted tickets to a number of events across the county. We're teaming up with leading entertainment partners and venues across the UK to supply you with unbeatable ticket offers for fundraising groups. 

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