Football Foundation Grow the Game grants, deadline 31 May 2020

6 February 2020

The Football Foundation's Grow the Game programme aims to "support the growth of new female and disability teams by offering grants of £1,500 for the creation of new affiliated teams."

Grants can be used towards a combination of the following essential costs:

  • Facility hire
  • Referees fees
  • DBS checks
  • Affiliation fees
  • League entry
  • Promotion and publicity
  • FA coaching courses
  • Additional courses
  • Football kit/equipment through a bespoke voucher

Please note: grant awards are limited to two teams per application.


Organisations that can apply include football clubs, youth clubs with a football programme, community groups and charitable organisations.


The funder recommends contacting your local County Football Association to discuss your project before the fund opens for applications on 26 February. For groups in Bradford district this is West Riding FA telephone 0113 282 1222 (select option 3) or email

Applications can be submitted from 26 February to 31 May 2020 and will be assessed on a first come first serve basis.


Email or telephone 0345 345 4555.

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