Small grants for Essex clubs

PUBLISHED: 16:00 02 February 2015

Clubs can apply for funding through the Small Grants Scheme

Clubs can apply for funding through the Small Grants Scheme


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Essex clubs can benefit from a special fund from the Premier League and The Football Association which aims to support the growth of activity and prevent a decline in participation by improving grassroots facilities.

The Premier League and The FA Facilities Fund Small Grants Scheme is issuing ongoing grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 to local authorities, educational establishments and football clubs who aren’t part of the FA National Leagues System.

Money should be spent on refurbishing and upgrading existing grassroots facilities and the minimum is £1,000, unless an application includes the replacement of unsafe goalposts, and grants mustn’t exceed 50 per cent of a project’s total cost.

Items can include: portable floodlights, storage, changing pavilion/clubhouse refurbishment, external works, grounds maintenance equipment, pitch improvement works (natural/artificial surfaces), fencing.

Professional and semi-professional clubs are able to apply on behalf of their associated community organisations (from the Barclays Premier League to the Vanarama Conference), to support outreach programmes. Brendan Walshe, the Essex FA’s development manager, is available to answer queries relating to applications.

Full details are available at and applicants are advised to liaise with Brendan Walshe via 01245 393075 or in the first instance to gain advice on submitting a quality application.

For further details on football funding, visit, follow @EssexCountyFA on Twitter and search for ‘EssexFootball’ on Facebook.

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