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Small Grants

Small Grants

The Football Foundation offer smaller grants of up to £25,000 to organisations who have grassroots football at their heart.

See the dropdown boxes below for more information on who is eligible and what the grant can be spent on.


Amy Horne

Facilities Investment Manager


  • A not-for-profit football club or voluntary group
  • A Local Authority
  • A County FA 
  • A Professional Club Community Organisation 
  • An educational establishment providing facilities for the community 
  • A registered charity
  • A not-for-profit company
  • A community interest company (CIC) or other social enterprise
  • A company limited by guarantee

  • An individual or sole trader
  • A national governing body 
  • A commercial/for-profit entity
  • A club within the Premier League, Football League, National League System (Step 1 to 6), Regional Feeder League (Step 7), Women’s Football Pyramid (Tier 1 – 5) or the Welsh Premier League
  • Educational establishments providing facilities solely for their students


We know that a small grant could make a big difference to your facility, so grants of £25,000 or less are available for the following projects:


  • Goalposts
  • Portable Floodlights 
  • The FA Respect Scheme 
  • Storage Containers 

New Changing Rooms

Improving the quality of the facilities off the pitch is important so there is somewhere safe, warm and dry to get changed or shelter from the elements.

  • Applicants seeking a small grant of less than £25,000 should use the refurbishment option
  • Projects for Clubs that play in the National League System (Step 1-6) or Women’s Football Pyramid (Tier 1-4) are ineligible, and should visit the Premier League Stadium Fund
  • Technical guidance is available

Refurbishment of Changing Room and Pavilions

Small grants of £25,000 or less are available for the refurbishment of changing rooms and pavilions. The works must assist the provision of grassroots football and may include:

  • Focus of the project must be on grassroots football
  • Provision of new or refurbished toilets
  • Refurbishment of changing rooms and clubhouses

Apply for your small grant

Start your funding application on the Football Foundation's website.