Grants of up to £20,000 are available to smaller fans’ groups who want to strengthen their relationship with their professional football club.
The funding is being made available through the Fans Fund Small Grants Scheme. This is a three-year £3.5m commitment from the Premier League to fund projects and organisations which improve the relationship between fans and their clubs, the way football supporters engage with each other and the way fans’ experience the game. Any supporter’s groups thinking of applying must be able to show that the project has been discussed with, and endorsed by, their club.
A good example is the Telford United Supporters Trust (TUST) who were awarded a grant of £20,000 to help grow its number of trustees and active supporters.
Applications to the Fans Fund Small Grants Scheme can be submitted at any time. Projects can take up to 12 weeks in assessment.