Football Foundation – Build the Game Scheme

The scheme has flexible criteria and there are many eligible items, so long as it is the right project for the right applicant. All projects must demonstrate they can support the growth and retention of grassroots football.

A project that is considered to be an annual running cost, does not have appropriate insurance or meet basic child protection or health and safety requirements will not be eligible for grant aid.

All applications must have security of tenure either by freehold or leasehold. A minimum of 10 year security of tenure is required by leasehold.

The maximum grant available is £20,000 and there is no limit to the total cost of a project this could contribute towards.

While the Foundation will never pay more than 90% towards the cost of a project, the average level of grant we provide is 50%. Applicants must demonstrate a financial need for grant aid and contribute all of their own available money to the project. Financial contributions from other funding organisations are also expected.

Application Form: Complete the on-line expression of interest form before applying.  All applicants must receive advice and support from their County Football Association before applying, or they will be returned.

Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time.

The Football Foundation, Whittington House, 19-30 Alfred Place, London, WC1E 7EA
Tel: 0845 345 4555 E-mail:


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