Last Chance to Apply for the FA Grassroots Coaching Bursary!

The FA Grassroots Coaching Bursary is a funding initiative set up to support our aim of increasing diversity among UEFA B Licence qualified...

If you’re a female coach and/or a coach from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background (BAME), these next few pages may be your first steps towards a new chapter in your coach education journey.

The bursary is open to anyone with Level 2 coaching who meets the diversity criteria.


This application is for funding towards The FA Level 3 (UEFA B) in Coaching Football only. Your application is relevant to only this round of funding.

The FA Coaching Bursary is very popular. Total applications often exceed the total funding available. Submission of an application should not be considered a guarantee that you will receive a bursary. The bursary is strictly limited to 100 male and 100 female coaches.

The FA’s decision to reward bursaries is final. Unfortunately we cannot provide feedback on funding applications.

If you hold your FA Level 2 qualification, the Grassroots Bursary will support you with signing up to The FA Level 3 (UEFA B) in Coaching Football.


Please consider the information you include with your application carefully. The application process should take around ten minutes.

Before you start please make sure you have the following to hand to ensure your experience is as smooth as possible:

  • Your action plan from The FA Level 2 in Coaching Football.
  • A completed personal statement (part of The FA Level 2 qualification).

Apply now for your chance to receive a bursary towards the cost of an FA course - apply here: https://bursary.thefa.com/


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