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Grass Pitch Improvement Programme



Leicestershire & Rutland County FA works in partnership with the Football Foundation, Grounds Management Association and Leicester City Turf Academy to deliver expert insight and financial support to improve the quality of grass pitches across the county.


Start your journey to improve grass pitches by submitting a PitchPower assessment which will unlock opportunities to apply for substantial funding to support the improvement, and maintenance, of your grass pitches.

PitchPower Assessment Tool

PitchPower is the Football Foundation’s game-changing web app that allows you to quickly and easily inspect your grass pitch(es) directly from your mobile phone. Use the app to submit information about your pitch to the experts at the Grounds Management Association who assess the site without needing to make a visit. After the assessment is complete, you'll receive a report straight to your inbox which will tell you exactly what you need to do to improve your pitch. 

You must complete a PitchPower inspection before applying for any grass pitch funding mentioned below. Learn more here


Grass Pitch Maintenance Fund

Get a six-year tapered grant to help enhance or sustain the quality of your grass pitches. You'll just need to complete a PitchPower inspection for each of the grass pitch you want funding for before you're able to apply.

To find out more about the Fund and how to apply, click here.

Grass Pitch Maintenance Machinery and Equipment Grant

The Football Foundation can provide grants for up to £25,000 to help with the purchase of new and previously owned pitch maintenance machinery recommended through a PitchPower assessment report to help improve the quality of your pitch to a Good Standard or above.


To find out more about the Fund and how to apply, click here.


Your learning and development – Grass Pitch Improvement Learning Hub
This free online platform provides both professional and volunteer groundskeepers with tips and insights from experts to support the improvement of grass pitches.

To access this free online resource, please click here.

Get in touch

Email: facilitydevelopment@leicestershirefa.com