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Grants & Funding


From building a new facility to buying a new team kit, developing the game takes money, and sourcing external funds can make a significant impact for a club.

The Amateur FA offers access to various schemes and grants to enable clubs to secure funding.

Although the Amateur FA are not a funding body, we work with the Football Foundation and look to help identify other suitable funders that our grassroots football clubs can access to help them meet their objectives. 

Please feel free to contact the Development Team prior to completing your funding application. If the project is right and it meets the relevant criteria, we can support you through the application process and beyond.

download our funding guide here

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Our partners also offer clubs the opportunity to raise funds. Click on the links below to find out more.


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The links below cover many of the principal funding schemes available to your club.  

The Football Foundation are arguably the most accessible funder for clubs, providing both capital and revenue grants to clubs.

football foundation

football foundation guidance for applicants 

London Sport are the local sports partnership for the capital and have produced a search tool that allows you to identify prospective funding streams.

london sport funding page

London sport funding guidance

Your Local Authority will also have funding opportunities available. You can find out by contacting the physical activity and sport department. They will be aware of localised funding streams. Also ask to be signed up to any relevant mailing lists.

It should also be noted that external sources of funding need not always come from funding bodies. Other options to bring income into your club include:

  • Sponsorship
  • Fundraising in the community
  • Corporate givers
  • Major gifters (e.g. trusts and foundations)
  • Individual donors (this also covers legacy giving)
  • Digital platforms
  • Sport England offer a useful document on alternative means to generate funding. Click HERE to access the guide.

Get in Touch

Visit our HELPDESK to find answers to our frequently answered questions, including safeguarding contact details.

If your query cannot be answered, please submit a ticket.

You can also visit the FA Grassroots Technology Forum for help with FA IT systems.