Charter Standard Clubs

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The FA Charter Standard programme was launched in February 2001 to establish, reward and encourage good practice at the grassroots levels, so that parents and children can demand a minimum standard of provision from schools, clubs and holiday courses.

The project is at the heart of The Football Association's investment programme for grassroots football and the status is awarded where The FA’s minimum standards of coaching, administration and child protection are met.

Many Grants and Funding Opportunities provided by the FA and the Football Foundation are only available to clubs who have gained, or are working toward, Charter Standard status. Watch the video above to see the full range of benefits.

The Charter Standard programme aims to...

 - Provide a nationally recognised quality control 'kitemark'
 - Identify clubs and organisations where best practices exist
 - Improve the quality of provision of football for everyone
 - Sustain participation of football players for a longer time
 - Raise the standards of the grassroots game

There are 4 levels of Charter Standard status - Charter Standard Club, Charter Standard Adult Club, Charter Development Club and Charter Community Club. Each Level depends upon the size, type and ambition of the club.

Click on a link below to learn more about the FA Charter Standard programme:

Criteria for Charter Standard Clubs and Getting Started
Charter Standard Annual Health Check
Benefits
Charter Standard Clubs in Surrey
Downloads
Running a Club
Would you like your club to become Charter Standard? Please contact the Football Development Officer in your area by clicking on the link.

Charter Standard Clubs can receive FREE coaching support from The FA Tesco Skills Programme. The sessions are not just for children, but are also a great opportunity for coaches to work with qualified FA coaches who have been through the traditional courses as well as the new FA Youth Modules. Please download the Tesco Skills Menu below to see a detailed explanation of what's on offer. There is also a booking form below. (All coaches are First-Aid trained, have completed Safeguarding Children Workshops, CRB Checked and are FA Licensed Coaches).