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7. Maximising participation

7. Maximising participation

Maximising participation

Once your project has launched it is import to ensure it lives up to its potential.

To help you achieve this we've produced a number of resources for the management, marketing and sustainability of your project.

Managing your finances

We have created an income and expenditure template to help you manage your accounts.

Safeguarding children

Football takes the issue of safeguarding children very seriously and it is important that the FA's guidelines are followed. Regarding the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006, please refer to the FA's holding statement.

All adults who have regular contact with U18s require an FA Criminal Record Bureau (CRB) check. It is the responsibility of the Club Welfare Officer to ensure the Club is aware of it's responsibilities and what this means.

Marketing and PR Toolkit
Read the Marketing and PR Toolkit

Free Toolkit to help you publicise your facility and fill those slots!

Have you got free slots at your sports site that you want to fill? Do you want to reach local businesses, schools or the general public and tell them about opportunities to hire out your pitches or facilities?

Then help is at hand with our free new resource.

Read our Marketing and PR Toolkit to learn some tips on how to publicise your facility and spread the word to potential customers about opportunities to hire it.

This user-friendly guide introduces some simple marketing techniques but makes them relevant for people who run community sports facilities. We have also cut out the jargon and translated the marketing methods into layman’s terms. But best of all it’s completely free!

Whether it is producing posters, press releases, arranging events, using Twitter, learning more about marketing, or even developing a website, our toolkit covers it.

Read the interactive version of the Toolkit


We have put together a set of templates to assist with some aspects of marketing and PR. You can download the template, fill it in, save it to your computer, and then print it off if appropriate.

Poster templates

We have categorised the poster templates by purpose, size and gender so that you can choose the one that fits your facility best. Use the category navigator below to select your poster template.

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We hope this will be a very useful resource and we would welcome your feedback.

Please complete the online form and let us know what you think so we can ensure the information is as relevant as possible for you.

Sustainability toolkit
Read the Sustainability Toolkit

Sustainability Toolkit

Sustainability is a word you probably hear a lot when it comes to planning, managing and delivering projects and services but you may not know how to achieve it or indeed, what it actually means in real terms.

This guide has been designed to provide an introduction to some of the key areas to consider when planning the longer term sustainability of a project or organisation.

The information is aimed at grassroots clubs and voluntary sector organisations that may be coming to the end of a period of grant funding and are approaching sustainability for the first time, or are looking for some additional tips and advice for planning the future of projects, services and the wider organisation.

This guide will help you start developing a sustainability plan by introducing a number of different topics to consider, along with additional resources to allow you to follow up in more detail.

The layout allows you to pick and choose which topics you feel are most relevant and therefore you can jump around from topic to topic picking out the information you feel is most helpful to your project and organisation.