Grow the Game supports football’s diversity and is designed to be inclusive of players from different genders, ethnic backgrounds, faiths, ages, sexual orientations and those with disabilities. Applications from all of these groups are being encouraged.
Grow the Game grants lessen the burden of costs associated with starting new grassroots football teams. £1,500 is available for each new team that a club creates. Expenditure that the funding can help a club pay for includes: FA coaching courses; FA league affiliation costs; referees’ fees; first aid kits; and even football kit & equipment.
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.