Grow The Game 2016

The Football Foundation has announced that £1.5m of funding, designed specifically for grassroots clubs to start new teams and qualify more coaches to cater for under-represented groups, is now open to all London clubs for applications.

The Grow the Game scheme is designed to increase participation in our national game by helping clubs with the costs associated with creating new teams, which will give opportunities to those who have limited options to join a team.

Funded by the Premier League and The FA, Grow the Game is delivered by the Football Foundation, the nation’s largest sports charity.

The fund will boost playing opportunities for three specific sections of society for whom the opportunities to play football have always been traditionally limited. These are:

  • women and girls;
  • disabled players;
  • and male teams of Under-14s-and-upwards.

Applications are only being accepted for teams within these target groups providing they meet the basic eligibility criteria.

£1,500 is available for each new team that a club creates with the grants, the amount is aimed at covering the costs incurred for league entry, referees’ fees, first aid kits, FA coaching courses, football strips and more.

The application window for Grow the Game applications will open on Monday 1 February 2015 and close on Wednesday 10 March 2015.

For clubs seeking more information on Grow the Game should contact Natalie.Doyle@londonfa.com or visit www.footballfoundation.org.uk/apply/grow-the-game/.

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