Facilities and Funding

Developing and participating in Football is often an expensive business and in difficult financial times it can be hard to find the money to keep things running. With that in mind the Berks & Bucks FA have created a Funding Guide detailing a range of funding sources for clubs and individuals

The Berks & Bucks FA have created this Funding Guide (in documents section below) to support clubs, leagues and individuals locate suitable funding pots, and continue the development of grassroots football. The Guide provides information on localised pots of funding, as well as a list of all national grants that can be applied for.

Included within the Guide is information and support on:
-          Bursaries for Coaches and Referees
-          Facilities
-          Equipment to support administration of League
-          Club Structures
-          General grants

Jon Wood, Innovation Manager commented; “We hope this funding guide will be a useful resource for our clubs, officials and players, in helping them identify additional financial support. This guide has been designed to ensure that individuals are directed to suitable grants for their activities and projects, as well as offering advice on applying for grants.”

The funding sources within the BBFA Funding Guide are not an exhaustive list, but include a range of options that will cater for a variety of football activity. The Guide is updated on a regular basis throughout the season to ensure that any new or seasonal funding sources are included.

Whilst this Guide is a great starting point for anyone seeking additional funds, it is important to continue to make contact with the Football Development Team who will be able to provide further guidance and support.

Facility Resource Bank

In particular, when a club are looking at develop the facilities the project costs can often be extremely high and the process for developing a project can take a lot of expertise. The Berks & Bucks FA, in conjunction with The FA Regional Facilities & Investment Manager and the Football foundation, are here to help clubs wanting to go down this route.

For more detailed information relating to facilities, please visit our facilities resource bank, which contains a range of guidance documents on this.

If you are interested in applying for a grant or would like further information on the funding guide please contact Liz Pill, Head of Delivery on 01235 544896 or email liz.pill@berks-bucksfa.com  

FA 3G Football Turf Pitch Register

For organisations that have recently installed a 3G Artificial Turf Pitch, please ensure that you sign up to the FA’s 3G Football Turf Pitch Register, which enables affiliated matches to be played at the venue.