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Pitch prep fund available for non-league and community clubs

Just under £10m worth of grants have been made available by the football authorities to help small non-league and community clubs get their pitches ready for football’s return.

Issued by the Football Foundation, the Pitch Preparation Fund is a £9.56m fund to help clubs get natural and 3G pitches back into shape for the resumption of fixtures across the country.

Clubs that are eligible for grants must be in the following categories: grassroots football clubs (including Step 7), FA National League System clubs (from Steps 1 to 6), FA Women’s Pyramid clubs (Tier 1-5), County FAs, Professional Club Community Trusts, Leisure Trusts (with an annual turnover of less than 500k) and Welsh Premier League clubs.

Applications from community and non-league clubs must reach the Football Foundation by Monday 25th May.

To find out more about the fund and how you can apply for grants, visit the Football Foundation’s Pitch Preparation page here.

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Funding partners

  • The Football Association
  • Premier Leage Fans Fund


  • Gamble Aware
  • Co-operatives UK
  • FSE
  • Kick It Out
  • Level Playing Field
  • Living Wage Foundation
  • Pledgeball