West Drive Football Centre - Tintwistle

Grants & Funding

Investing for the future

Investing for the future

From building a new facility to buying a new team kit, developing the game takes money.

Working in partnership with the Football Foundation, Sport England, Local Authorities and partner organisations, we aim shine to a light on the funding opportunities and grants available to the football community in Derbyshire.

So whether you are looking to start new teams, retain existing ones, develop coaches, purchase equipment, renovate facilities or develop new ones, we commit to supporting all funding applications from county clubs, leagues and facility providers with advice and guidance.

Find information on national and local funding opportunities below.

To find out more about the current National Game Strategy, click here

West Drive Football Centre - Tintwistle

Football Foundation

Find information on their Small Grants, Grow the Game scheme and Premier League & FA Facilities Fund
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Sport England - Small Grants

Find funding opportunities for projects that help to get the local community playing sport
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Active Derbyshire

Find local funding opportunities with Active Derbyshire
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The Football Stadia Improvement Fund

Football clubs can find information on funding opportunities for stadium developments

Pitch Improvement Programme

We work in partnership with The Institute of Groundmanship (IOG) to implement a grass pitch maintenance service which can be utilised by grassroots football clubs, with the simple aim of improving the quality of grass pitches.

The need for this service is more relevant now than ever, given the current economic times and the pressures facing grassroots football. The key principles behind the service are to provide football clubs with advice and practical solutions on a number of areas and it is supported by national partners Rigby Taylor and Charterhouse Turf Machinery.

We also work with the IOG Regional Pitch Advisor, alongside the Head Groundsman at Derby County FC, to provide visits to local clubs in the County. To qualify for visits a club will need to own their own site OR be responsible for maintenance of the grass pitches.

The visit will involve PQS testing with access to expert advice. A report is produced and shared after the visit which will detail pitch maintenance advice and support tailored to the needs, budget, expertise and equipment available. The reports are also beneficial when clubs are looking to access external funding for pitch development and / or maintenance equipment.

The cost for the pitch visit is £100 per facility which includes two visits (annual) and a report. The first step is to express your interest by completing a visit request form and emailing facilities@derbyshirefa.com.

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