The Football Foundation has announced that its “Grow the Game” grant scheme re-opened for applications on the 1st February 2016 and will close on the 10th March 2016.
Applications are welcome from not for profit organisations that are planning to set up two new football teams over the next two years. To be eligible for funding organisations must have a signed constitution (with a dissolution clause), child protection policy, equal opportunities policy, bank statement and income/expenditure records.
The type of activities that can be funded include (but are not limited to):
- Facility hire
- Hire of FA qualified coaches
- Referees fees
- CRB checks
- Affiliation fees
- Promotion and publicity; etc.
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.