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1. Pre-application advice

1. Pre-application advice

Pre-application advice

To make an application, you must first contact one of our Engagement Managers or the network of County FA's around England using the contacts listed below.  Our Grant Officers will also be able to assist you with any initial enquiries and determine your eligibility to apply.

Contacts for your project

Find the contacts for your county who will help you with your project:

  • Select the County FA your organisation is based in (Note that Birmingham FA includes Warwickshire and Gloucestershire FA includes Bristol.)
  • Press the Search button.


This will produce a list of the Grant Officer and County FA Development Manager for your project. Please see below for details on who you should contact and for what purpose. Click on the displayed link to visit the county contacts page which displays email addresses and telephone numbers for all contacts.

Who to contact

Football Foundation Grant Officer

If you would like to discuss anything relating to your project with the Foundation, please contact the appropriate Grant Officer.

County FA Development Manager

Please contact your County FA Development Manager to discuss your project. These Managers are based in the County FA offices around England and work with The FA Football Development Team.

General facilities enquiries

For general enquiries, please contact us.

Project guidance

Please read the guidance for your particular project type before completing the application form to apply for funding.  The guidance provides information on the criteria your project must meet, along with a list of supporting documents we need in order to accept your application.


Technical guidance

We have published five technical guidance sheets that offer you step by step advice on planning your project and give detail minimum specifications on various aspects of facilities. It is essential that your project complies with these guidance sheets.

For further assistance on the technical aspects of your application, please contact the appropriate FA Regional Facilities & Investment Manager or the relevant Technical Project Manager.

2. Ancillary Works

2. Ancillary Works
File Size: 547KB
File Type: application/pdf
Created: 17 April 2009
Last Modified: 11 June 2013

Further resources

  • Selecting the Right Artificial Surface [pdf / 1.40MB] This guidance and policy statement for selecting the appropriate artificial sport surface has been jointly developed by the national governing bodies of Hockey, Football, Rugby Union and Rugby League in conjunction with the Football Foundation and Sport England.

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