Football Funding

Discover the diverse funding options available to you through the Football Foundation, covering everything from goalposts to changing pavilions. Explore the comprehensive lineup of funding opportunities you may qualify for:


Grants for the purchase of new or replacement pairs of goalposts for use within community grassroots football.

Storage Containers

A simple, cost-effective way of increasing your capacity for equipment and freeing up space within your site.

Portable Floodlights

Grants for the purchase of new and preowned floodlights for use on 3G and grass pitch training areas.

Pavilions & Clubhouses

Minor and major works to improve existing changing facilities or build new ones.

3G Pitch Maintenance Machinery & Equipment

Grants that help with the purchase of the maintenance equipment needed to keep your 3G surface looking and playing its best.

Grass pitch improvement

Get your pitch match fit with funding towards the improvement of grass pitches at your facility.


Grants towards ball retention systems, pest control fencing and boundary fencing and gates.

Small-sided facility improvement

Grants to build or improve the condition of small-sided artificial pitches.

3G Pitches

High-quality all-weather surfaces that are perfect for learning and enjoying the game.

Creation of new grass pitches

Grants to help you transform unused spaces into quality grass pitches.

Premier League Stadium Fund

Financial support from the Premier League for National League System and Women's Pyramid Clubs.

Premier League Defibrillator Fund

Support to install Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) and External Storage Cabinets at grassroots football facilities.

What They Don't Fund

Although The Football Foundation's funding approach is flexible, there are some things they don’t cover:


· Facilities that are not available for community use

· Kit and equipment

· Projects intended for private gain

· Projects outside England

· Retrospective funding (for works that have already started or been completed)

· Routine maintenance and repairs resulting from wear and tear and not part of a grass pitch improvement programme

· Facility hire

Application Portal

Read the information you need and ready to apply? Head to The Football Foundations grant portal to start an application or continue one you’ve already started.

Guidance Documents

The Football Foundation has developed a range of guidance documents to support you.

Help Section

Need help? Find the information you need or send The Football Foundation a message.