The Foundation’s Grow the Game Scheme provides grants of up to £1,500 for the creation of new football teams and coaching qualifications, with money provided by The FA. The Scheme is delivered by the Foundation.
Grow the Game provides funding for projects that use football to increase participation by both players and volunteers
Applications are welcome from organisations that are 'not for profit' and planning to set up one or more new football teams over the next two years.
Organisations must have a signed constitution (with an appropriate dissolution clause), child protection policy, equal opportunities policy, bank statements and income/expenditure records (for all accounts held by the organisation). Leicestershire & Rutland County FA will only support applications from Charter Standard Clubs.
Costs covered by the grant
Grow the Game provides funding to contribute towards a combination of the following essential costs associated with providing new football activity:
- Facility hire
- Hire of FA qualified coaches
- Referees fees
- CRB checks
- Affiliation fees
- League entry
- First aid kits
- Promotion and publicity
- FA coaching courses
- Additional courses
- Football kit
- Grant limits
Organisations are able to receive a grant of £1,500 per new team created over two or three years with financial support being reduced in the second or third year of the project.
The Grow the Game Application window is currently closed and is due to open again in February 2018.
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