Date published: 18/01/2014
The new Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund opened on Monday 20 January 2014.
The Fund, which is available to football clubs, schools, councils and local sports associations, is focused on supporting the development of new or refurbished local football facilities, and replaces the previous Facilities Scheme, Build the Game and the Premier League Community Facility Fund.
Managed by the Football Foundation on behalf of the funding partners – the Premier League, The FA and Government, via Sport England – the Fund is a three-year £102m commitment to improving the nation’s grassroots football facilities.
The Fund was officially announced in October 2013 by Minister for Sport and Equalities, Helen Grant MP, Premier League Chief Executive, Richard Scudamore, The FA’s General Secretary, Alex Horne and Football Foundation Chief Executive, Paul Thorogood.
The new £102m investment will enable the Football Foundation to continue to support grassroots facility projects across the country, which will improve the experience of playing the national game at the lowest levels and help to increase participation in football.
Since it was launched in 2000, the Foundation has funded 12,007 projects with grants worth £473m, which it has used to attract a further £732m in additional partnership funding – £1.205bn of investment into the grassroots game.
For more information on the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund, please click this link: http://www.footballfoundation.org.uk/funding-schemes/premier-league-the-fa-facilities-fund/