Facilities and Funding


Improving Facilities across Huntingdonshire and Peterborough

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

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

  • 3G Pitch
  • Changing rooms
  • Refurbishing and improving changing rooms
  • Major grass pitch works
  • Small sided & recreational
  • Multiple large works
  • Portable floodlights
  • Goalposts - New or Replacement
  • Fencing
  • Clubhouse refurb works
  • Pitch improvement revenue grant
  • Maintenance Equipment

The first step in the process is to contact Andy Coles, Senior Football Development Officer on 01480 447483 or via email: Andy.Coles@HuntsFA.com so that he can advise and guide you as to the best way forward and likelihood of success.

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.

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.


If you are looking to improve your football facilities which could involve: 3G Pitch, Changing rooms, Major grass pitch works, Small sided & recreational, Multiple large works, Portable floodlights, Goalposts - New or Replacement, Fencing, Clubhouse refurb works, Pitch improvement revenue grant, Maintenance Equipment - Facilities
The Football Stadia Improvement Fund
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. - Football Stadia Improvement Fund


Clubs, leagues and County FAs are able to apply for a voucher which offers them a 75% discount on Respect packs while stocks last. - Respect

Stay in the Game

The Football Association’s Stay in the Game scheme, formerly known as Retain the Game, is aimed at supporting the ongoing participation of adult male teams. Clubs that operate with two or more male teams (u18s, u19s, u21s, u23s Open Age and Vets) - Stay in the Game

Grow the Game

The Grow the Game scheme provides an investment of £1.5m to traditionally underrepresented groups in community football.
Grow the Game grants of £1,500 will be made available to every new team created, helping to relieve the financial burden on clubs by helping towards FA coaching courses, league affiliation costs, referees’ fees, first aid kits or even kit and equipment. - Grow the Game

Futsal Fund

The scheme offered grants of either £1,500 or £3,000 to develop new youth futsal leagues across the country to increase the opportunity for players to play futsal on a regular basis in a structured games programme. - Futsal Fund

The Peterborough Communities Fund is an exciting opportunity for people to make a real difference in their communities.

Peterborough City Council (PCC) are looking to fund projects that get people involved with their local areas, and bring communities together. We’d like to support new projects - or ones ready to expand - that will make a lasting difference.

PCC welcome bids of all sizes - whether you need just a few hundred pounds or a much larger sum to develop something bigger. Groups can apply for up to £20,000. There is no lower limit.

It is a rolling programme so there is no deadline for applications, the fund will run for as long as there is money available.

Applications are invited from organisations from the voluntary, community and social enterprise sectors, based in or outside of Peterborough. PCC particularly welcome joint bids and ideas with longevity and innovation.

The Communities Fund has been made possible as a result of Peterborough’s status as an Integration Area and Central Government funding for the Integrated Communities Strategy. - Peterborough Communities Fund

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

The Mick George Sports Fund is run in association with Living Sport, a charity which specialises in improving the health and well-being of people through participation in sport and physical activity.

The Mick George Sports Fund has £50,000 available annually, to local sports clubs that meet the necessary qualifying criteria. In order to submit an application, all projects must be located within Peterborough and Cambridgeshire.

The minimum amount that can be applied for is £500, up to a maximum of £1,500. - The Mick George Sports Fund 

The Mick George Community Fund is managed externally by GrantScape, a charity which specialises in grant management.

The Mick George Community Fund has roughly £200,000 available to community projects that meet the criteria per year. In order to submit a loan application all projects must be located within the vicinity of a Mick George site and operating area.

The minimum amount that can be applied for is £5,000 with a maximum of £50,000, although it is unlikely that the fund will award individual grants over £35,000. - Mick George Community Fund 

The 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 

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. - WREN 

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

Get In Touch

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

By Email: Andy.Coles@HuntsFA.com

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