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Grants & Funding

West Riding FA, alongside the Football Foundation and their funding partners; The FA, Premier League and Government (via Sport England), are committed to funding the development of new and refurbished grassroots sports facilities, improving the quality and experience of playing sport at the grassroots level to sustain and increase participation and improve general skill levels.


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Funding For Goalposts

funding for goalposts

The Football Foundation provides grants for the purchase of new or replacement pairs of goalposts for use within community grassroots football. These can be 11v11, 9v9, Mini-Soccer and Futsal goals. The maximum grant you can apply for will depend on the size of goalposts you are purchasing.

funding for portable floodlights

Portable floodlights can be a cost-effective way for you to use your facilities during the hours of darkness. The Football Foundation will accept applications for both new and previously owned portable floodlights for use on artificial or natural turf training areas.             
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funding for fencing

Fencing not only does the important job of keeping your facility safe and secure but it’s also essential for keeping your pitch in the best condition possible for play. The Football Foundation provide a range of different fencing options that vary to fit the circumstances of the applicant.                                                                                                                                                               
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other Football Foundation funding

Not sure what you’re looking for? The Football Foundation, funded by the Premier League, FA and Government (via Sport England) provide small and large grants covering everything from goalposts to 3G pitches. More than 60,000 grants worth over £800m have been provided to clubs and organisations since 2000. Click here to see what funding could be available to you.
Stadium Fund

premier league stadium fund

The Premier League Stadium Fund, funded by the Premier League, awards grants to clubs in the EFL, National League System (Step 1-6), and Women’s Pyramid (Tier 1-4). Grants are designed to help clubs become more financially sustainable, satisfy their ground-grading requirements and create a better matchday experience for players, officials and supporters.

Premier League Defibrillator Fund

Funded by the Premier League, free Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) and/or External Storage Cabinets available for grassroots, National League System (Step 5-6) and Women’s Pyramid (Tier 3-4) clubs. Aimed at helping save the life of someone experiencing a sudden cardiac arrest.                                                                    

funding for refurbishments to changing rooms/clubhouses/pavilions

The Football Foundation will consider grant applications for minor building works that enhance facilities, address health and safety issues, improve the financial health of your organisation and maintain or increase participation in football. These usually include projects such as refurbishment or modernisation of changing rooms, toilets and clubhouses.

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 West Riding FA Facilities & Investment Manager Andrew Shuttleworth on 0113 2821222 or via email so that we can provide advice and guidance.