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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
  • Storage containers 
  • Portable floodlights
  • Changing pavilions & Clubhouses
  • 3G pitch maintenance machinery & equipment
  • Fencing 
  • Small-sided facility improvement 

Contact our Facilities & Investment Manager on or visit for terms and conditions on eligibility for grants.

Other available grant opportunities:

  • 3G pitches
  • Creation of grass pitches 
  • Premier League Stadium Fund 
  • Premier League Defibrillator Fund

Other funding opportunities are also offered throughout the year, including Howdens Kitchens' Game Changer programme, and the Football Foundation's Energy Support programme.

Apply for your small grant

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