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Grants & Funding

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For our generation and the next

The FA as well as Hampshire FA work together with a strong network of partners and stakeholders including the likes of the Football Foundation, Sport England, Local Authorities and others. One of our aim's is to ensure that we can continue to extensively promote and publicise funding opportunities and grants for our grassroots community in Hampshire. 

Money really does come and go and it isn't surprising with the amount of expenditure to keep the club running in all areas of operation. It's even the small things like beverage supplies for tea huts and committees, heating for the clubhouse to the larger more costly expenditures like purchasing a new facility, pitch maintenance fees or even kitting out the teams in time for the new season and much more. 

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Case Study

Chineham FC Success

We applied for a Grow the Game grant which equated to £1500.00 over the course of 3 years. The grant allowed us to start up one team on a Saturday, with full kit and registration to the local Saturday league, as well as several sessions on a local 3G pitch to ‘get the ball rolling’ with player recruitment. We recruited new players from the local college, as well as the surrounding area. The football opportunities that were created by the funding allowed for local players to attend regular, quality coaching sessions with the chance to progress their ability and try their hand at matches on a Saturday in a competitive league.

Hampshire FA supported us in all areas of the set-up, allowing me to take control of the side from the off with all of the structure in place. I had several meetings with them prior to taking control, regarding how the side would run, short-term and long-term aims, as well as instructions on the administrative side of team.The team now has a sizeable and sustainable squad, with ambitions to eventually start an Under 18 side with aims to link up to the men’s team (therefore ensuring the continual development of players in the area on a long term basis).

The team is now also completely self-funded (the players pay subs for training and matches, fines etc), however it is affiliated with the other two Chineham Sunday sides under the Chineham umbrella (this allows some players to interchange between the sides to play on either a Saturday or Sunday, as well as allowing a greater level of support in other areas of running the club with three club managers and a committee).We have also provided the opportunity for some of the youth players to be able to coach (lending ourselves to the next generation of coaches!). The players also got to experience and partake in my UEFA B Licence exam and course material, providing the opportunity for most of the players to be coached at a level that they have not experienced before (raising the quality of football!).

funding & grants FAQs

Please contact our Facilities team here for more information including, if you are looking to have an artificial pitch at your club and would like to outline your proposals to us. Our team will be able to advise you further.

Yes, Hampshire FA have the Club Development Fund. The awarded contribution should be seen as a one-off start up fund, each applicant club needs to demonstrate how they intend to sustain the running of the provision beyond the first season.

The Fund is only available to Charter Standard Clubs and those working toward achieving the status within 12 months; this can include new clubs who are in the process of affiliation.

Applications are considered on their effectiveness, need and ingenuity for retaining & recruiting players. Kit, equipment, facility and utility costs will not be supported unless evidence can be provided for how this provision will support retaining & recruiting players. Please contact Chris Smith, Head of Strategy & Delivery for more details. Please note the fund is not currently open but further details will be displayed on this page.

Yes there are; please see a list of grants and funding available from the below providers.

Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund Small Grants Scheme

The 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 aims of this scheme are to:

  • Support the growth of football clubs and activity.
  • Prevent a decline in football participation.
  • Make improvements to facilities to address any health and safety issues

Respect Funding Scheme

The FA and Foundation’s Respect barriers and Respect packs (made up of captains’ armbands, marshals’ bibs and Respect Signage) are available to football leagues and clubs to ensure there is good behaviour by players and parents alike in the grassroots game, with money provided by The FA and vouchers supplied by the Foundation. 


Fundrazor have teamed up with leading entertainment partners and venues across the UK to supply unbeatable ticket offers for fundraising groups. All the tickets are cut-price, and can be sold on to family and friends for the full price and all the money you raise you keep!

Hampshire & IOW Community

Hampshire & IOW Community Foundation's focus on projects that help people to lead healthier lives, develop opportunities for playing sport, support persons in crisis or deliver employment and training opportunities. Various amounts available.

Hampshire Playing Fields Association

The Hampshire Playing Fields Association (HPFA) advise and support parish/town councils,voluntary clubs and local groups to improve sports, recreational and children’s play facilities within Hampshire. For further information contact the Secretary, HPFA on 01962 779334.
Grants up to £2,500, Loans up to £20,000


Sportivate is a National Lottery funded programme, that aims to encourage inactive young people, aged 11 to 25 to become regularly active. Organisations can apply for grant funding to run 6 to 8 week sporting activities for this age range.

Culture & Community Activity Grants

This to provide general support to groups and organisations to encourage and provide opportunities for individuals and communities within Hampshire to participate in community-focused, cultural and recreational activities. Up to £3,000 available.

Sport England Small Grants Programme

Sport England have set up a small grants programme to support local community sport projects which seek to increase participation, sustain participation or develop opportunities for people to excel at their chosen sport. The grant is open to any bona fide not-for-profit club or association, statutory body or educational establishment.. £300 to £10,000 available.

Tax Relief & Gift Aid

Amateur sports clubs can take advantage of valuable tax relief and Gift Aid on voluntary donations by registering as a CASC. The CASC scheme enables many local amateur sports clubs to register with the HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) and benefit from a range of tax reliefs, including receiving money through Gift Aid and business rate relief.

Bags 4 Sport Small Grant Fund

The Bags 4 Sport Small Grant Fund is available to sports clubs/projects/initiatives in need of extra financial support for their ongoing sustainability and development. - Up to £500.

Torch Trophy Trust

The aim is to help volunteers to improve their skills as coaches or officials but are unable to do so without funding. Up to £1,000

Peter Harrison Foundation

Applicants must be registered charities or CASCs. Grants are made for projects which help disabled or disadvantaged people fulfil their potential through sport (capital projects are eligible).

Boost Charitable Trust

Provides grants for charities and non profit making organisations who run activities which aim to inspire disabled and disadvantaged people through sport - up to £500.

Football Stadia Improvement Fund

The Football Stadia Improvement Fund (FSIF) provides grants to football clubs to improve their stadium facilities for players, officials and spectators.

Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund

The Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund is available to football clubs, schools, councils and local sports associations. It is focused on supporting the development of new or refurbished local football facilities, improving the experience of playing the national game at the lowest levels, and helping to increase participation in football across the country.

Yes; please visit our Fundraising page for ideas for your club including some case studies of how effective fundraising has been for other clubs in the county. Additionally, you can also check out our sponsorship page for more details.

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