SCORE Development

Kick Start Fund


At West Riding FA, we are dedicated to promoting inclusivity in football. As part of our commitment, we have established the West Riding FA Kick Start Fund.

We have made an annual financial commitment designed to support grassroots teams that engage with under-represented groups. The Kick Start Fund provides small financial grants to help teams purchase essential equipment such as bibs, cones, and footballs. Applying for the fund is straightforward: complete a simple application form and have a brief discussion with our ED&I Lead, Ashraf. We are proud to share the success stories of recent recipients. Check out some of the inspiring images showcasing their achievements.



Club 83 

The Kick Start Fund has been instrumental in getting our football club up and running, especially as we had no initial financial resources. With this support, we have been able to cover essential costs such as equipment & training kit. This funding has not only laid the foundation for our club but also fostered a sense of community and hope among our players and supporters. It means we can now focus on developing talent, promoting physical fitness, and creating a positive environment for everyone involved. Without the Kick Start Fund, realising our dream of establishing this football club would have been impossible.

Saiful (Score Development Centre) 

Saiful from Score Development Centre shared that the Kick Start Fund was a tremendous boost for their programme. They decided to elevate the development centre in February 2024, and the funds allowed them to purchase much-needed equipment for the kids. Before receiving the funds, they only had a few balls, but with the financial support, they were able to acquire a wide range of training equipment.

Additionally, Score Development Centre received an award at the Bradford Sport Awards 2024. Saiful credits this achievement to the dedication of their volunteers, as well as the support from West Riding FA and the Kick Start Fund, without which this success would not have been possible.