what is the scheme?
Grow the Game provides funding for projects that use football to:
This is done by supporting the costs associated with providing new activity.
Grow the Game is an extremely popular scheme and the assessment process is competitive, therefore we strongly recommend that before making an application you contact your local County Football Association's Development Manager to discuss your project in advance of the application window opening.
can you apply?
Applications are welcome from organisations that are 'not for profit' and planning to set up two new football teams over the next two years.
We will not fund individuals or educational establishments.
Organisations must have a signed constitution (with an appropriate dissolution clause), child protection policy, equal opportunities policy, bank statements and income/expenditure records (for all accounts held by the organisation).
Please note organisations that have an existing Community Small Grant or Grow the Game grant are not eligible to apply for a Grow the Game grant.
Organisations can only apply for one Grow the Game grant every four years.
What do we give money for?
Grow the Game provides funding to contribute towards a combination of the following essential costs associated with providing new football activity:
The Foundation does not fund retrospectively and will not consider applications for costs that have already been made or are due before an offer of a grant has been awarded.
There is no funding available for groups wishing to apply for charitable status, further support is available from the Charity Commission's website.
How much money can we give you?
Organisations are able to receive a £5,000 grant over two or three years with financial support being reduced in the second or third year of the project.
No partnership funding will be requested.