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Deadline Approaches For Grow The Game Grants

Clubs looking to apply for Football Foundation grants will need to do so by 29th March

Grassroots football clubs looking to benefit from the Football Foundation's Grow the Game programme have until March 29th to submit an application.

Grow the Game, which is delivered by the Football Foundation and first launched back in 2010, offers grants to grassroots football clubs that wish to create new teams. This year, applications are being encouraged from clubs who want to start:

• Women and girls teams
• Disability teams

Grow the Game grants help to reduce the costs associated with starting new grassroots football teams by making £1,500 available for each that a club creates. Expenditure that the funding can help a club pay for includes: FA coaching courses; FA league affiliation costs; referees’ fees; first aid kits; and even football kit and equipment through a bespoke voucher.

England Men’s Senior Manager and Football Foundation Ambassador, Gareth Southgate, said: “I am delighted that the Grow the Game programme is back. It means the pool of players in this country continues to widen, unearthing talent from all backgrounds in the process."

Apply For A Grant

The application window for Grow the Game applications is now open and closes on Thursday 29 March. Clubs seeking more information on the programme should contact Mike Gilham at Surrey FA on, or visit the Football Foundation website


Get in touch with our Football Development Manager Mike Gilham.

By Phone
01372 384192 M: 07715 434486

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