Facilities and Funding

Improving Facilities across Huntingdonshire

Hunts FA has a key role to support any facility project by guiding them through the funding that is available and most appropriate, through either the Football Foundation, Sport England or Local Authorities.

With the current climate the accessing funding is more difficult; however help is at hand from this section of the Hunts FA website.

Please Note if you have already started work on your project (for example, building/construction has already begun), then it is unlikely that your project will be eligible for funding.

Expression of Interest

If you are looking to improve your football facilities which could include:

  • Refurbishing and improving changing rooms
  • Natural grass pitch improvements
  • 3G Football Turf Pitch development
  • Purchasing Portable Floodlights
  • Replacing unsafe goalposts
  • Purchasing Pitch Maintenance Machinery

Your first step is to complete a Football Facility Enquiry Form; here you will be able to outline the project, end users and other supporting materials.

To complete the Football Facility Enquiry Form, here you will be able to outline your project, providing such information as to why it is needed, what is the cost of the project and what you will be putting towards that cost and funds have been raised, as well as what you are looking for in funding. 

Facility enquiry Form 

Funding for facilities is always changing but Hunts FA aims to keep you up to date with the main funding bodies, which can support the development of most projects. Funding is potentially available from the following organisations.

Various grants

Club Cashback - The Club Cashback Scheme is a partnership between the Foundation and Club Website to support local clubs, raise much needed funds, and ensure future sustainability within the grassroots game. The Scheme allows grassroots clubs to raise new revenues to help run the club or, indeed, contribute towards partnership-funding on a Foundation project.


Grow the Game - Grants of up to £1,500 over 3 years for the creation of new football teams and coaching qualifications, with money provided by the Premier League and The FA. The Scheme is delivered by the Foundation. (window tends to open in January of each year)


Respect - This Football Foundation scheme offers your club, school or league the opportunity to purchase Respect equipment which, if used effectively, will help us to promote the beautiful game. The scheme offers 50 % off the normal cost price of these items.


Premier League and The FA Facilities Fund - Provides grants for building or refurbishing grassroots facilities, such as changing pavilions and playing surfaces for community benefit, with money provided by the Premier League, The FA and the Government (via Sport England) and delivered by the Foundation. Grants between £10,000 and £500,000


Premier League and The FA Facilities Fund Small Grants Scheme - Awards grants of up to £10,000 for the provision of capital items, or to refurbish/improve existing facilities.


The Football Stadia Improvement Fund provides money for clubs in the Football League, Women's FA National League System and National League System down to step 7 who want to improve their facilities. 


Sport England is committed to the creation of a world-leading community sport environment. This means focusing their investment on organisations and projects that will grow and sustain participation in grassroots sport and create opportunities for people to excel at their chosen sport. In addition to their investment in key partners to deliver specific objectives, they are launching funding programmes open to a wide range of organisations. These include sports clubs, voluntary or community organisations, local authorities, schools, colleges and universities.

Sport England's Funding Page

Sportivate - The programme gives 11-25 year-olds who are not particularly sporty access to six weeks’ of free or subsidised coaching in a range of sports & physical activity opportunities with Sportivate able to fund the costs associated with activity – whether that is facility hire, coaching costs, equipment (although limited), marketing etc. For more information and to apply please use the following link: http://www.livingsport.co.uk/our-work/sportivate/

Community Small Grant – A grant to provide funding for new projects to be delivered – aiming to engage those who are inactive in sport and physical activity, up to £200.


Cambridgeshire Community Foundation is part of a worldwide charitable network of community foundations. We aim to build stronger communities in the county of Cambridgeshire by making it easier for donors to give and connect to local voluntary and community groups that are addressing the issues that impact people's lives.

Cambridgeshire Community Foundation Funding page

This fund is managed by Grantscape and offers grants of between £5000 and £50 000, although securing the full amount is rare.  Projects have to be under £100 000, unless by invitation.  There are two funding rounds each year

Mick George Community Grant

The FCC Community Action Fund.  Projects have to be within 10 miles of landfill sites at Dogsthorpe, Buckden and Milton, and applications can be for between £2000 and £50,000.


Awards For All - Will fund a wide range of community projects aimed at developing skills, improving health, revitalising the local environment and enabling people to become more active citizens.

Big Lottery Fund Grant

Get In Touch

By Phone: 01480 447483
(9am - 5pm Monday - Friday)

By Email: Dean.Watson@HuntsFA.com

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