National Football Facilities Strategy

National strategy to guide facilities investment.


The National Football Facilities Strategy (NFFS) sets out the Football Foundation’s ambition to transform England’s grassroots game over the next ten years. It aims to deliver thousands of new pitches, while also investing in the improvement of existing grass pitches and off-pitch facilities across the country.  

The FA, Premier League and Sport England have developed the national strategy to guide our facilities investment priorities over the next ten years and unlock the power of football to transform more lives.

The NFFS includes all Local Football Facility Plans, the Grass Pitch Improvement Strategy, and the Football Stadia Improvement Fund.

It focuses on the four main facility types that will have a major impact on grassroots football: grass pitch improvement, 3G football turf pitches, changing rooms and pavilions, and small-sided spaces.

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Jack Bell | Football Development Officer

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measurement framework



There are five success factors to every project and these are captured in the National Football Facility Strategy: Measurement Framework.

This framework is completely aligned to The FA’s priorities in the National Game Strategy. It therefore important that each project seeking investment meets these success factors and that the football outcomes are maximised. 


While it is not essential that every project delivers every outcome – applicants should be appropriately challenged to create ambitious plans that are diverse and inclusive of all sections for the community and offer a balanced approach to develop all formats for football.

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