MP to Unveil New Facilities at Binfield FC

Adam Afriyie MP to unveil Binfield FC’s new changing pavilion and clubhouse.

What: Adam Afriyie, MP for Windsor, will officially open Binfield FC’s new changing rooms and refurbished clubhouse.
Where: Binfield FC, Hill Farm Lane, Binfield, Berkshire, RG42 5QZ.        
When: Saturday 28th October 2017 at 1.30pm.  

Adam Afriyie, MP for Windsor, will unveil Binfield FC’s brand new changing pavilion and upgraded clubhouse on Saturday 28th October at 1.30pm. The project was made possible by a grant from the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund, delivered by the Football Foundation. The Premier League, through the Football Stadia Improvement Fund (FSIF), also contributed funding.  

The grant has enabled Binfield FC to install a brand new changing pavilion and remodel their existing clubhouse to include: a meeting room; improved spectator toilets; an extended clubroom and social area.  

Binfield, a Step 5 club, competes in different local leagues including: the Hellenic League Premier Division; the Suburban League Premier Division and the Allied Counties Youth League Division One. Thanks to their improved facility, the club plans to establish 14 new teams.  

The project was made possible thanks to a £185,627 grant from the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund, which is delivered by the Football Foundation. Binfield FC also secured a grant of £68,374 from the Premier League, through the FSIF – sister organisation of the Football Foundation and the largest funders of non-league football in the country.  

Additional funding was received from: Bracknell Forest Borough Council; Binfield Parish Council; the Tesco ‘Bags of Help’ local community scheme; and contributions from club members and sponsors.  

Since 2000, the Football Foundation Funding Partners’ investment has provided 276 grants worth £6.4m towards grassroots sports projects worth over £15.2m across the whole of Berkshire & Buckinghamshire.  

Founded in 2000 the Football Foundation is the largest sports charity in the UK funded by the Premier League, The FA and Government, via Sport England. It funds the development of new and refurbished grassroots sports facilities in order to improve the quality and experience of playing sport at the grassroots level.  

Since it was launched in 2000, the Foundation has awarded around 15,000 grants worth more than £580m towards improving grassroots sport, which it has used to attract additional partnership funding of over £800m – over £1.4bn of investment into the grassroots game.  

Funded with £6.5m each year from the Premier League, the FSIF is the country's largest provider of grants towards projects that help improve the comfort and safety of lower league football grounds in both the professional and amateur game. These improvements range from new football stands and turnstiles to floodlighting and improved provision for disabled supporters.