Clubs urged to access grants

PUBLISHED: 16:04 11 October 2014

Sir Trevor Brooking unveils a plaque at the John Lyall Pavilion

Sir Trevor Brooking unveils a plaque at the John Lyall Pavilion


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Clubs looking to improve their football facilities are urged to access the FA’s Grant Finder scheme.

If looking to refurbish and improve changing rooms, natural grass or 3G artificial turf pitches, clubs should begin the process by visiting

Clubs needing funding to help improve a clubhouse or wanting to give coaches the chance to become qualified can use the FA Grant Finder’s free search facility in a bid to significantly improve a particular element of their club.

You can search through countless different grants and soft loans which could be applicable to you.

The service asks some basic questions about your club and you will then be provided with a list of support schemes which you are eligible for.

It is also strongly recommend that applicants contact the Essex FA’s development manager Brendan Walshe on 01245 393075 or via email at before starting any process as he can offer advice and guidance about the best way forward plus the likelihood of success, before any time is spent developing a project.

To access Grant Finder, visit, scroll over the ‘More’ menu in the top right of the page then select the ‘Facilities and Funding’ option.

Funding details are also shared on Twitter @EssexCountyFA and by searching for ‘EssexFootball’ on Facebook.

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