Football Foundation - Small Grants

Aims/priorities: Grants are available for purchasing equipment and items to enable grassroots football organisations in England to restart activities after the period of COVID-19 restrictions. The charity's aim is 'to transform lives and strengthen communities through the power of football'. The funding is intended for smaller capital projects and the maintenance/improvement of facilities. The following can be funded:

  • Ball retention systems.
  • Fencing.
  • Goalposts.
  • Minor works to changing rooms and club house refurbishment.
  • Pitch maintenance - contractor services.
  • Pitch maintenance - drainage.
  • Pitch maintenance - maintenance machinery.
  • Portable floodlights.
  • Storage containers.
  • Improvements to playing surfaces.

Who can apply? Applications are accepted from football clubs and community sports organisations providing men's football in England. 

Grant amount: Up to £25,000.

Application process: Applications must be made online via the Football Foundation's grants portal. Organisations must first create a user account and can then access the application guidance notes and the online application form.

Deadline: Applications may be made at any time, preferably not more than once per football season.

Contact information: Tel 0345 345 4555, Email

Website address: Game on | Football Foundation

£10,000.01 to £25,000
Charitable Company
Constituted Group
Partnerships and Consortiums
Registered Charity
Social Enterprise
Funding Theme: 
Covid 19
Sport and Recreation