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Funding 2000-2015



Since 2000 the Football Foundation has awarded  in excess of £400m in grants towards grassroots sports projects, attracting a further £600m+ in partnership funding, meaning we have delivered more than £1 billion into facilities projects around the country.  This funding has been provided by its core funding partners (the Premier League, The FA, and the Government / Sport England).

The graphs below detail where this investment has been delivered, how many new facilities these grants have helped to build and how many Grow the Game, Goalpost and respect packs have been awarded throughout the country.  

Our mission is to improve facilities, create opportunities and build communities throughout England and by reviewing our interactive graphs below you will be able to see how our funding has continued to develop grassroots facilities in communities around the country.

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  • The funding of new football facilities continues to be a key focus for the Foundation and, as seen above the portfolio of funded projects continues to grow, ensuring the experience at the grassroots is always improving. 
  • During the last financial year alone, the Foundation awarded 712 grants worth £18 million, and used this investment to leverage a further £29 million of partnerships funding to deliver 44 3G pitches, 49 changing pavilions and 46 properly drained grass pitches
  • Each of the projects in the graph above continue to receive support from staff throughout the lifespan of their facility which ensures the sites continue to be maintained to a high standard and continue to meet Football Development Outcomes. 


  • The foundation is committed to improving grassroots facilities in every part of the country, as can be seen by the map above which shows the number of different grants awarded across different regions.
  • Investment from the Foundation in the last 3 years has been focussed in the deprived communities where facilities are in a state of disrepair and the local community is most in need. Between 2013-16, 40% of funding has been delivered to the 20% most deprived areas.