The funds received from the Grow the Game grant will now go towards providing equipment for the newly formed U21 side.
Grow the Game is mainly funded by The FA and delivered by the Football Foundation. This is money that is flowing from the very top of the game down to the lowest levels, to help clubs at the grassroots to bear the cost of starting up a new team, whether it be for a new kit, pitch hire or sending volunteers on FA accredited coaching courses.
Grow the Game is a £2.5m programme funded by The FA and the Football Foundation. It awards grants to grassroots football clubs that wish to create new teams, especially amongst under-represented groups.
£1,500 is available to help FA-affiliated clubs with the cost of creating a new team, which might include the cost towards FA coaching courses; FA league affiliation costs; referees’ fees; first aid kits; and even football kit & equipment.
About Grow the Game:
Grow the Game is delivered by the Football Foundation, the nation’s largest sports charity. Last year the scheme achieved:
• 2,159 new teams.
• 8,787 female footballers.
• 23,332 male footballers.
• 5,715 new coaching qualifications.
Since it was launched in 2010, the Grow the Game scheme has attracted a total of:
• 161,285 new football players into playing regular football.
About the Football Foundation
As well as delivering Grow the Game, the Football Foundation delivers the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund on behalf of the Premier League, The FA and the Government, through Sport England. Since 2000, the Foundation has supported over 15,000 grassroots projects worth more than £1.4bn.