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It is often essential that a site is suitably enclosed for security and safety reasons and to ensure that the facility is kept in an suitable condition. The Premier League and The FA Facilities Fund Small Grants Scheme accepts applications for boundary fencing and ball retention fencing.


We will fund either boundary fencing or ball retention fencing/netting that is required to improve security or safety at a site. The justification for undertaking the works must be clear in your application.

We will require a marked-up drawing or aerial photograph of the site, indicating the location of the proposed fencing. 

We will require a specification/schedule of works which indicates the length of the fencing to be provided (i.e. total number of metres), the height of the fencing and its construction, and the size and number of gates to be provided.

Planning permission may be required for the works, and if so, this should be in place before your application is submitted. 

If it is unclear whether this is a requirement, we will require confirmation of planning permission, or written confirmation from the local planning authority that planning permission is not required. Further information regarding planning permission can be found at:


The statutory fees payable for securing planning permission may be included as an eligible cost to the project.

If you do not own the freehold for the site, we will require written confirmation of the landlord's consent to undertake the proposed works.

We are unable to support any fencing proposal which would restrict a public right of way. Please refer to:


Documents required

In order for your application to be processed, you will need the following documents:

  • Photographs of the existing site, indicating where the fencing will be installed
  • A marked-up drawing or aerial photograph of the site, indicating the location of the proposed fencing
  • Specification / Schedule of works
  • Two like-for-like quotations, based upon the design details and specification
  • Planning approval notice, if applicable
  • Landlords consent to the works, if applicable.