Developing football at grassroots level requires funding whether its for replacing unsafe goalposts, up-grading of pitches or simply buying a new team kit. There are a variety of funding opportunities available to clubs and organisations who wish to develop their facilities or the number of teams.

Football Foundation

Small Grants Scheme Fund

The Small Grants Scheme is available for projects outlined below:

Grants, which cannot exceed 50% of the total project cost, are awarded to support the costs of the following list of projects or items:

  • Replacement of unsafe goalposts
  • Portable floodlights
  • Storage containers
  • Changing pavilion/clubhouse refurbishment and external works*
  • Grounds maintenance equipment
  • Pitch improvement works (natural and artificial surfaces)*
  • Fencing

For further information please click HERE

Grow the Game Fund

Grow the Game provides funding for projects that use football to:

Increase participation by both players and volunteers
Applications are welcome from organisations that are 'not for profit' and planning to set up one or more new football teams over the next two years.

Organisations must have a signed constitution (with an appropriate dissolution clause), child protection policy, equal opportunities policy, bank statements and income/expenditure records (for all accounts held by the organisation).

For further information please click HERE


The FA and Foundation’s Respect barriers and Respect packs (made up of captains’ armbands, marshals’ bibs and Respect Signage) are available to football leagues and clubs to ensure there is good behaviour by players and parents alike in the grassroots game, with money provided by The FA and vouchers supplied by the Foundation.

For further information please click HERE

Funding to Support Club Development

Liverpool FA along with our local partners are working together to identify new funding opportunities that are available for our clubs to access. In this section we aim to keep you up-dated with new and existing funding providers and how funding can be accessed. All our Football Development Team are here to help, so don't hesitate to ask any questions if you need any advice.

Below are three search engines where Clubs and Leagues will be able to enter what they want funding for and they will determine which borough, county, regional or national fund is most suitable.

Community Foundation for Merseyside -

Merseyside Sports Partnership -

Merseyside Funding Portal –

In addition to the above Funding Search Engines, below is a list of Funding Agencies who support the development of football and sport

Football Foundation

Premier League Player's Kit Scheme

McDonalds Kick Start Grant

People's Postcode Trust

Mars Refuel Drink Fund

Awards 4 All

Sport England Small Grants Programme

If you require further information on Funding please contact Liverpool County FA on 0151 523 4488.

Respect - Football Foundation Fund
Tackling Discrimination