Facilities and Funding
Improving Facilities across Huntingdonshire and Peterborough
Hunts FA has a key role to support any facility project in Huntingdonshire and Peterborough 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
- New 3G FTP
- New 3G Pitch Maintenance Equipment
- Grass Pitches
- Grass Pitch Maintenance Machinery
- Grass Pitch Maintenance Fund
- Grass Pitch Drainage
- Changing Rooms and Pavilions
- New changing rooms and pavillions
- Refurbishment of changing room and pavilions
- Improvement of Small Sided Facilities
- Premier League Stadium Fund
- Premier League Fans Fund
- Other Small Grants
- Portable Floodlights
- The FA Respect scheme
- Storage Containers
The first step in the process is to contact Andy Coles, General Manager 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.
Football Foundation Funding
Funded by the Premier League, FA and Government (via Sport England)
Large and small grants available covering everything from goalposts to 3G pitches - Football Foundation Funding
Premier League Stadium Fund
Grants are designed to help clubs become more financially sustainable, satisfy their ground-grading requirements and create a better matchday experience for their players, officials and supporters - Premier League Stadium Fund
Premier League Defibrillator Fund
Funded by the Premier League
Free Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) and/or External Storage Cabinets available for grassroots, National League System (Step 5-6) and Women's Pyramid (Tier 3-4) clubs - Premier League Defibrillator 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 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
FCC Communities Foundation awards grants to community projects from funds donated by FCC Environment through the Landfill Communities Fund - FCC Communities Foundation awards grants