We welcome the Premier League, The FA and the Government through Sport England, making a second wave of funding available through their Football Foundation. Our member clubs should apply before the 19 July deadline. (Yes, that’s three days longer than I tweeted on our twitter feed earlier -sorry).
This time the funding is to enable clubs to satisfy extra hygiene measures that Government guidance requires to exit the Covid-19 lockdown and return to playing football. This includes:
- The installation of hygiene facilities such as hand sanitiser dispensers, soap dispensers, paper towel dispensers and waste bins
- Modifications such as safety screening, contactless payment systems and signage
- Facility maintenance work, such as repairing hand basins and hot water provision
- Professional inspections that may be necessary due to the prolonged period of closure resulting from the pandemic – including inspections of water quality, gas and ventilation.
Existing eligible Pitch Preparation Fund and Enhanced Grass Pitch Maintenance applicants can apply for their £500 grant directly from their current Football Foundation Account.
If you haven’t received Pitch Preparation funding or applied to the Enhanced Grass Pitch Maintenance scheme, you can start a new application.