Facilities, Grants and Funding
National and Local Funding available to you
Investing for the future
From building a new facility to buying a new team kit, developing the game takes money.
Staffordshire FA recognises the importance of high quality facilities for football within the county. We work in partnership with local authorities in the county to understand the demand for facilities, protect playing fields and to address any issues with the loss of facilities.
So whether you are looking to start new teams, retain existing ones, develop coaches, purchase equipment, renovate facilities or develop new ones, we commit to supporting all funding applications from county clubs, leagues and facility providers with advice and guidance.
Funding for facilities is constantly changing, but Staffordshire FA aims to keep you up to date with the main funding bodies that can support the development of any facility project.
Facility Enquiry Form
If you are intending to improve your football facilities (which may involve 3G football turf pitches, changing room pavilions / clubhouses, grass pitch improvements or better indoor / outdoor spaces) please contact Kevin Staples at the Staffordshire FA on 01785 256994 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can provide advice and guidance.
Following this, you may be asked to complete an Expression of Interest (EOI) form which can be found HERE.
Please note if you have already started work on your project (for example, building/construction has already begun), then it is unlikely that your project will be eligible for funding.
FIND INFORMATION ON NATIONAL AND LOCAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES BELOW.
The Football Foundation are the biggest supporter of Grassroots Football Facilities.
Please see below further details of the support they can provide or CLICK HERE to download their Funding Application Guidance document.
Local Funding Streams
FA Pitch Improvement Programme
The FA Facilities & Investment Team have worked in partnership with the Institute of Groundmanship (IOG) to develop a grass pitch maintenance service which can be utilised by grassroots football clubs, with the simple aim of improving the quality of grass pitches.