Funding Available for your Club

The Football Foundations 'Grow the Game' scheme provides funding for projects that use football to increase participation by both players and…

This is done by supporting the costs associated with providing new activities. Grow the Game is an extremely popular scheme and the assessment process is competitive, therefore The Football Foundation strongly recommend that before making an application you contact the County FA Football Development Team to discuss your project.

This year’s Grow the Game application window is open from 1st February 2016 until 10th March 2016 (midday).  The fund will boost playing opportunities for:

•  Under 15 +

•  Key Transition teams (U-16 to U-18 and U-18 to U-21) - must be a two year transition at a key phase (Under 15+)

•  Female Football

•  Disability Football

Lincolnshire FA is inviting all clubs to a Football Development Evening which will focus on presenting the detailed information around Grow the Game, the criteria, the expectations of the clubs and the application process.  This evening will be vital to all Lincolnshire projects and clubs intending to apply. 

The evening will take place on Thursday 4th February 2016 at Cherry Willingham School, Lincoln, commencing at 7:00pm.  To book your place on the workshop visit;

Following the evening the Lincolnshire FA will offer 3 additional dates where clubs can book an appointment time with a member of the Football Development Team to go through, complete and submit the application form.  The team are experienced in submitting funding applications and can support the club with understanding the need and creating a realistic, deliverable project that will ensure growth in the game.

Dates available for appointments are as follows;

  • Tuesday 9th February 2016 - 10:30am - 7:30pm (Lincolnshire FA offices)
  • Tuesday 16th February 2016 - 10:30am - 7:30pm (Lincolnshire FA offices)
  • Tuesday 23rd February 2016 - 10:30am - 7:30pm (Lincolnshire FA offices)

A further press release will be made Nationally around the Football Foundations Grow the Game programme in due course.  However our recommendation in the meantime is that if you as a club have intentions of accessing some Grow the Game funding to support delivery of the clubs development plan please book onto the Football Development Evening in order to gather all necessary information and support.

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