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FSIF funding lights up Sussex club
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The Football Stadia Improvement Fund (FSIF), supporters of the Football Foundation, and the largest funder of non league football in the country, today announced a grant of £34,086 to Little Common Football Club. 

This award will enable the club to improve its facilities by installing six permanent floodlights and building a fifty seat spectator stand as part of a £68,172 project. The project will help ensure that the club complies with the step six ground grading requirements as well as enabling the continual development of opportunities for its ever growing membership.

Funded with £6m p.a. from the Premier League, the FSIF is the country’s largest provider of grants towards projects that help improve the comfort and safety of lower league football grounds in both the professional and amateur game. These improvements range from new football stands and turnstiles to floodlighting and improved provision for disabled supporters.

Ken Cherry, Chairman, said “We are very grateful for the support of the Football Stadia Improvement Fund for their significant support to our ground improvements. This is a dream come true for us and after many years of hard work we can now look forward to realising our ambition of having a ground and facilities that the community can be proud of. These new facilities will enable us to continue to grow and provide opportunities for the local community.”

Paul Thorogood, Chief Executive of the Football Stadia Improvement Fund and Football Foundation, said: “On behalf of the Football Stadia Improvement Fund I am delighted to be able to award this grant to Little Common FC.”

“A vibrant community team is vital for the future of football. The Football Stadia Improvement Fund’s aim is to revolutionise funding for the grass roots in the same way the professional game has been transformed.”

Notes to editor
For more information contact: 
• Daniel Eldridge on 01424 215606 or danieleldridge11@btinternet.com 
• Richard Faulkner on 0845 345 4555 ext 4274 or richard.faulkner@footballfoundation.org.uk