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Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund - Small Grants Pilot

The Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund - Small Grants Pilot awards grants of up to £10,000 for the provision of capital items, or to refurbish existing facilities which will increase, or prevent a decline in, grassroots football.
Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund


This scheme is currently closed for applications.

Eligible projects

Grants, which cannot exceed 50% of the total project cost, are awarded to support the purchase of the following list of projects or items:

  • Replacement of existing unsafe goalposts (new goalposts are not eligible)
  • Portable floodlights
  • Storage Containers
  • Changing pavilion/clubhouse refurbishment*
  • Pitch maintenance equipment
  • Pitch improvement works to 3G Football Turf Pitch (FTP)*
  • Pitch improvement works to natural grass pitches*
  • Boundary fencing
  • Ball retention fencing

* Routine maintenance works (i.e. preventative or cyclical maintenance works which are required on a regular basis to keep the facility in optimum condition) are not considered eligible under this scheme. Examples of such works would be re-painting a changing room, topping up rubber crumb on a 3G FTP or end of season goal mouth repairs to a grass pitch.

The Scheme is available to:

  • Local authorities
  • Educational establishments
  • Grassroots football clubs (not including those in the National League System)
  • Professional and semi-professional Football Clubs and their associated Community Organisations (from Premier League to Conference), to support their community outreach programmes.


We cannot consider your application if you start work or appoint a contractor before we approve a grant for your project. However, if we give you permission in writing beforehand, we may still be able to consider your application.

Grant limits

The maximum grant available from the Foundation for each project is £10,000.

The maximum value for each project is £50,000.

Applying for funding

This area of the website is split into two sections to provide support on every step of your project, from pre-application advice to applying for a grant. Use the navigation on the right to move between sections.

We recommend reading through all of the sections before proceeding with your project.

The Scheme was open for applications from Wednesday 2 April 2014 to Wednesday 30 April 2014. We anticipate that a decision will be made on whether to approve applications by 31 May 2014.