Football Foundation - Grass Pitch Maintenance Fund

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Aims/priorities: The Maintenance Fund provides six-year tapered grants to help football clubs enhance or sustain the quality of their grass pitches.

Who can apply? All applicants must have the required security of tenure and have received a PitchPower Pitch Assessment Report. To be eligible for this fund the applicant must own the freehold, have an uninterruptible lease of 10 years, have a licence for 10 years or have the written consent of the landowner.

Eligible organisations include:

  • Grassroots football clubs.
  • Leagues.
  • Charities.
  • National League System Clubs Step 1-6 (only for pitches at the site that are used for community football).

Grant amount: Funding falls into two categories - 'Enhance' or 'Sustain'. The applicant's PitchPower pitch inspection (a requirement of the grant) will provide a Performance Quality Standard (PQS) per pitch, which will help the Football Foundation decide how much funding the organisation is eligible for.

Application process: The online application form can be found on the Football Foundation website. Organisations must first create an account for the Foundation's grants portal and can then access the application guidance notes and the online application form.

Deadline: The deadline for completion of PitchPower inspections is 31 March 2022. The deadline for submission of applications to the Grass Pitch Maintenance Fund is 1 May 2022.

Contact Information

The Football Foundation
10 Eastbourne Terrace
W2 6LG
Tel: 0345 345 4555

Website address

Not specified
Registered Charity
Funding Theme: 
Sport and Recreation
Unpublish Date: 
Sunday, 1 May, 2022