Benevolent Fund

The WRCFA County FA operate a benevolent fund that functions to provide financial support to injured players, referees and others directly connected with clubs, leagues or other bodies within the jurisdiction of the West Riding County FA.

Eligibility Criteria

Grants are made to those injured whilst playing football or who may be incapacitated through illness attributed to participation in the game.

Grants may also be made to persons who have rendered service to the game or to their dependants. Grants may be made to other charitable and benevolent institutions, provided their objectives are in alignment with the aims and purposes of the association.

Contributions to the fund

The fund is generated through donations from each affiliated association (i.e. District FA) or any organisation or individual connected with an affiliated member of the association.

Examples of how donations to the fund are accepted,

  1. The proceeds of matches
  2. Gate receipts
  3. A personal subscription (individual or organisation)
  4. Collection at matches
  5. Donation of referee fees

All donations are welcomed and can be made by cheque or online transfer. If you wish to make a donation please call 0113 282 1222 (option 2) or email

Grant decision process

The fund is managed by a board of trustees. The board of trustees comprises of the President, Chairman, Chief Executive and two other elected members of the Council of the Association.

An application for a grant from the fund must be made using the official ‘Benevolent Fund Application Form’ and submitted to the Chief Executive either via email or post.

The timescales for an applicant to be informed of the decision of the trustees is a maximum of 6 weeks.

The WRCFA Benevolent Fund is registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales (Reg. No. 1070501). The funds are maintained in a separate bank account with all withdrawals signed by two trustees. The accounts are audited annually and presented at the AGM.