Football Foundation - Grass Pitch Maintenance Fund

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Football Foundation - Grass Pitch Maintenance Fund

The Grass Pitch Maintenance Fund is a £14m fund that provides eligible clubs and leagues with a tapered six-year grant to help them sustain pitches already at a 'good' level and enhance pitches that are either considered 'poor' or 'basic'.

About Football Foundation - Grass Pitch Maintenance Fund

The fund is a key part of the Football Foundation's Grass Pitch Improvement Programme - an ambition to deliver 20,000 quality grass pitches by 2030. To be eligible for this fund you need to own the freehold, have an uninterruptible lease of 10 years, have a licence for 10 years or have the written consent of the landowner.

Who is eligible?

All applicants must have the required security of tenure and have received a PitchPower Pitch Assessment Report:

  • Grassroots clubs
  • Leagues
  • Charities
  • National League System Clubs Step 1-6 (only for pitches at the site that are used for community football)
  • Regional Feeder Leagues

How much can we apply for?

Funding falls into two categories - enhance or sustain. Your PitchPower pitch inspection (a requirement of the grant) will provide you with a Performace Quality Standard (PQS) per pitch - which will help us decide how much funding you'll be eligible for - and a list of maintenance recommendations which you'll need to carry out as part of your grant award.

Funding ranges from £300 - £2,500 per pitch, dependant upon the type of pitch and the category they fall within.

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