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2 March 2017
Grow the Game Grants Now Open

Gareth Southgate

England boss Gareth Southgate believes the new Grow the Game scheme could prove crucial to the future of grassroots football.

The FA is investing £1.5m into Grow the Game, with grants of £1,500 issued to amateur clubs for each new team they create.

These grants, delivered by the Football Foundation, will lessen the burden of costs associated with starting new teams such as FA coaching courses, league affiliation costs, kit and equipment, referees’ fees and first aid kits.

Grow the Game supports football’s diversity and is designed to be inclusive of players from different genders, ethnic backgrounds, faiths, ages, sexual orientations and those with disabilities – and applications from all of these groups are being encouraged.

The application window for Grow the Game applications is open until Wednesday 29 March.

Colleges seeking more information on Grow the Game should contact their local County FA or click here.