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Grants & Funding

From building a new facility to buying a new team kit, developing the game takes money

Working in partnership with the Football Foundation, Sport England, Local Authorities and partner organisations, we aim shine to a light on the funding opportunities and grants available to the football community in Lincolnshire.

So whether you are looking to start new teams, retain existing ones, develop coaches, purchase equipment, renovate facilities or develop new ones, we commit to supporting all funding applications from county clubs, leagues and facility providers with advice and guidance.

Find information on national and local funding opportunities below.


Lincolnshire FA Office

(T) 01522 596580

Football Foundation Funding

Small Grants (Up to £25,000)

Football Foundation LogoSmall Grants are a great way for clubs to access funding for improvements to their facilities and equipment. For example, New goal posts, machinery to help maintain or improve pitches and storage. The Football Foundations provides small grants for a range of different projects.


Grass Pitch Maintenance Fund

Get a six-year tapered grant to help enhance or sustain the quality of your grass pitches. 

You'll just need to complete a Pitch Power inspection for each of the grass pitch you want funding for before you're able to apply.


Football Foundation & Premier League: Premier League Stadium Fund

 The Premier League Stadium Fund is the new name of the Football Stadia Improvement Fund (FSIF). It takes on the existing work of the FSIF with an extended remit, providing financial support to clubs throughout the football pyramid. As well as continuing to fund ground-grading requirements, the Premier League Stadium Fund includes a new Club Development Fund to help clubs grow and enhance sustainability.




General Grants & Funding

Sport England: Active Together

A £7.5 million fund, with up to £10,000 in match funding, as part of a support package to help clubs and organisations set up and run crowdfunding campaigns related to the ongoing impact of Covid-19, as well as the emerging energy, cost of living or other local crises - such as adverse weather.


National Lottery: Community Fund

General Funding up to £10,000, for a variety of different community projects, including grassroots sport.


Postcode Lottery: Magic Little Grants 

 £500 grants for community projects, which meet the following Criteria.

Improving mental wellbeing
Enabling community participation in the arts
Preventing or reducing the impact of poverty
Supporting marginalised groups and promoting equality
Improving biodiversity and green spaces
Enabling participation in physical activity
Responding to the climate emergency and promoting sustainability
Increasing community access to outdoor space


Permsimmon: Community Champions 

Persimmon Community Champions is here to fund local good causes across the UK. Each of our 31 businesses and our PLC head office are giving away up to £2,000 every month – that’s a whopping £64,000 a month available to fund local community initiatives.

Applying for a donation is really simple. All you need to do is complete the online form by clicking the APPLY link below, telling us why your group or charity deserves our donation. Included in your application we need to know how much you want us to donate. Remember to include name and location of the initiative so that we can ensure the right business receives your request.


Utilitia Energy: grassroots fund

 Applications must come from an FA-accredited club or league and be connected to individuals or projects involved in grassroots football. It can be anything, but examples might include:

–          Vouchers for materials to fix up the clubhouse
–          Money to help pay for tradespeople to make improvements to your clubhouse
–          Support to recover from crime or vandalism
–          Funding to help make your facility safe
–          Help to improve your game and playing environment


Foyle Foundation: Small Grants Schemes 

The Foyle Foundation, Small Grants Scheme is designed to support charities registered and operating in the United Kingdom, especially those working at grassroots and local community level, in any field, across a wide range of activities. The Foyle Foundation focus will be to make one-year grants only, to cover core costs, projects, essential equipment or building projects.


Tesco: Community Grants

Tesco Community Grants fund thousands of local community projects across the UK, helping to fight holiday hunger, tackle mental health, support young people, host community events and much more

Cash4Clubs Grant

Cash4Clubs is a grant programme set up in 2008 to support local sports clubs. To be eligible for funding, applicants must be either registered charities, community interest companies or clubs with a structured governance and constitution.

Clubs can apply for £2,000 to support your activities using sport for social purpose.

You can apply for one grant of £2,000 per club/group. They cannot give out awards to different teams within a club so please consider where the funds are most needed.

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Tesco's Footie For All Fund

Tesco have partnered with The Sun to power their Footie for All campaign with the Tesco Stronger Starts programme to create a Footie for All Fund.

They will be providing £150k in grants to grassroots football clubs across the UK as well as raising awareness of the importance of children having opportunities to thrive through opportunities for more physical and mental wellbeing.

There are 150 x £1,000 grants available and football clubs can apply. Footie for All will fund grassroots football organisations supporting children under the age of 18 to continue to deliver activities that supports local young people to be able to take part. 

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Sport England: Places and Spaces Fund

A £7 million pot with up to £10,000 available in match funding for Crowdfunder projects, as part of a Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games package to help community sport and physical activity groups improve places and spaces across the country. The supply of the right facilities in the right areas is essential to get more people across the nation doing sport and physical activity.


Screwfix Foundation: Foundation Fund

The Screwfix Foundation is a registered charity set up in 2013. The Screwfix foundation about making a difference to communities across the UK. We are a grant giving charity with a clear purpose to support projects that improve, repair, and maintain homes and community facilities used by those in need throughout the UK.



Dickie Bird Foundation: Grants for Under 16s Sport

Grants to help under-privileged young people stay in sport


Poundland Foundation: Kits for Kids

Grants for up to £750, to provide youth grassroots teams (Under 18s) with kits. 


Matthew Good Foundation: Grassroots Funding

This type of application allows you to directly support an issue, cause or project that you are passionate about. This can be almost anything at all providing it is contributing to the community or environment for example. The principle is for you to develop an idea for the cause you want to support and the goal you want to achieve. Working with the Foundation team you’ll create a strategic plan to realise this goal and make a change for the good with you at the helm.

BME Youth

BME Youth is inviting clubs, groups, associations and organisations to apply for Together Fund to deliver sports and physical activities to culturally diverse communities, disabled people, lower socioeconomic groups and people with long term health conditions to improve their health and wellbeing.