Grants of £750 are available for men’s football clubs to help with the retention of adult male teams. The grant can cover the essential costs of pitch hire, training venues, and affiliation fees.
The Football Association’s Stay in the Game scheme, formerly known as Retain the Game, is aimed at supporting the retention of adult male teams. Clubs eligible to apply will be operating with two or more male teams (u18s, u19s, u21s, u23s Open Age and Vets) and:
- Hold the FA’s Charter Standard Award (Adult, Youth, Development or Community)
- Or be an Adult Club committed to becoming FA Charter Standard within the 2019/20 season.
In the event the scheme is oversubscribed, the following Clubs will be prioritised for a Stay in the Game grant:
- Clubs with three or more adult male teams
- Clubs that have been in existence for 5 seasons or more
- Clubs that have been in existence for 10 or more seasons
- Clubs who operate in leagues employing Full Time
The application window is now open and is due to close on Thursday 6th June at 5pm.