Berry Brow AFC: Small Grant Scheme
Berry Brow AFC have recently received a Small Grant from ‘The Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund’ to help provide new on site changing room facilities.
The club was awarded £10,000 from ‘The Premier League and The FA Facilities Fund Small Grants Scheme’ to help support the clubs own fundraising initiatives organised by the hard working committee members.
The club now have pitch side changing rooms for the first time in their history.
Alex Dobson (Club Chairman) had the below to say about what the Small Grant means to them.
“The grant received from the Premier League and The FA Facilities Fund has ensured that for the first time in its history, the Club now has on-site changing facilities.”
“Previously, the Club has had to rely on various other local changing facilities within the local area, which were only available on temporary agreements and often provided logistical problems in terms of their proximity to the pitch.”
“By establishing wholly owned, on-site changing facilities, the Club has taken a huge step forward in securing its long term future.”
“The Football Club can now fully focus on developing further on the field and providing footballing opportunities to players within the Huddersfield area.”
The Premier League and The FA Facilities Fund Small Grants Scheme awards grants of up to £10,000 for the provision of capital items, or to refurbish/improve existing facilities. The aims of this scheme are to:
- Support the growth of football clubs and activity.
- Prevent a decline in football participation.
- Make improvements to facilities to address any health and safety issues.
Grants, which cannot exceed 50% of the total project cost, are awarded to support the costs of the following list of projects or items:
- Replacement of unsafe goalposts
- Portable floodlights
- Storage containers
- Changing pavilion/clubhouse refurbishment and external works
- Grounds maintenance equipment
- Pitch improvement works
Full detail of The Premier League and The FA Facilities Fund can be found here - https://www.footballfoundation.org.uk/funding-schemes/premier-league-the-fa-facilities-fund-small-grants-scheme/
If you are intending to improve your football facilities (which may involve 3G football turf pitches, changing room pavilions / clubhouses, grass pitch improvements or better indoor / outdoor spaces) please contact Andrew Shuttleworth on 0113 2821222 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can provide advice and guidance.
Following this, you may be asked to complete an Expression of Interest (EOI) form which can be found here.
Please note if you have already started work on your project (for example, building/construction has already begun), then it is unlikely that your project will be eligible for funding.