North Riding FA Facilities and Funding

Facilities and Funding

In this section we aim to explore the funding available to support our stakeholders who are seeking to develop facilities for the benefit of football.

The County Development Manager has a key role in supporting facility projects across the county by guiding you through the funding that is available. North Riding County FA recognises the importance of high quality facilities for football and works closely with Local Authorities, leagues and clubs to prioritise investment within the County.

Behind any successful scheme is a Football Development Plan meeting the needs of the organisation, a realistic Business Plan which supports sustainability, compliant Technical Information and partnership funding. North Riding County FA is here to provide assistance with each of these areas.

If you believe you may have a scheme which would attract funding we would urge you to undertake three actions:

1) Contact the County Development Manager (CDM), Steven Wade on (01642) 717775 or at before progressing with any application
2) Do not part with any valuable funds that you may have until you have discussed your project with the CDM
3) Read the criteria in full of any potential funding partner to establish your projects eligibility
The two key funding bodies for football are the Football Foundation and Sport England. Details of the schemes available through each organisation are as follows:

Football Foundation

Facilities Scheme. This large capital grants scheme provides funding of up to £500,000.
Build the Game. This small capital grants scheme provides funding of up to £100,000.
Football Stadia Improvement Fund. This grant scheme provides funding to support the comfort and safety of lower league football grounds.
9v9 Goalpost funding Scheme. In association with the FA, the Football Foundation is introducing a new funding scheme specifically to support this initiative, offering grants at 50% of the cost of British Standard 16’ x 7’ goalposts, including delivery and VAT (if applicable).

Sport England

The Inspired Facilities Programme is part of the London 2012 Olympic Legacy programme. The Places People Play programme will be delivered by Sport England and the Government, in partnership with the British Olympic Association, British Paralympic Association and with the backing of The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. The Places strand aims to transform the places where people play sport, making the benefits of London 2012 visible in cities, towns and villages across the country by modernising up to a thousand local community sports clubs.

There is funding up to £50,000 and £150,000 available with rounds up to and including 2015/16..

Funding for Coaches

sports coach UK, in partnership with the ECN, has updated the Funding Opportunities for Coaching guide. The guide contains information on funding available in England to support coaching and is available to download  by clicking here. Alternatively a copy can be dowloaded below.

Funding Pots

To access information click on relevant link:

The Co-operative Community Fund

McDonald’s Kick Start Grants

Community Covenant Grant Scheme

North Yorkshire Fund / Reward Fund

Tees Valley Community Foundation


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