Pitch Improvement Programme
In 2016 The FA launched an £8 million commitment to improve natural turf (grass) football pitches across the country.
Over four years, The FA will implement the Pitch Improvement Programme (PIP) which will deliver improvements to more than 2,000 pitches - a central pillar of the organisation’s 2015-19 Strategy for Participation and Development.
PIP will provide a range of support services to grassroots clubs, club volunteers and groundsmen including on-site evaluations with practical advice and recommendations. It will also include a range of measures to help develop the skills and knowledge of the volunteers and groundsmen including seminars and workshops.
In partnership with Sport England and other governing bodies, The FA has also developed a dedicated website www.groundsmanship.co.uk where details of how clubs can access help can be found.