Grants & Funding
See What You Qualify For
funding for many purposes
we can advise you
There are a variety of funding pots relating to different locations and areas of football. Examples of items which could qualify for funding are new teams, kit and equipment, defibrillators, facilities and ground improvements.
Before researching the funding options available to you and your club, we recommend speaking to us first so we can advise you on the best way to approach putting together an application. Please get in touch with your local Football Development Officer for an informal discussion.
time to get creative!
small grants scheme
A pot of money is - the Essex County FA Small Grants Scheme - to support clubs having difficulty securing funding for capital projects, with clubs being invited to submit applications and ideas at any time.
There are two deadline dates for 'Expressions of Interest' to be submitted - usually around January and June. Eligible items will be along similar lines to other existing schemes such as goalposts and facility improvements. Clubs should steer clear of general running costs and are advised to be creative.
how to successfully apply
small grants bids
In order to apply for money through the scheme, clubs will firstly need to complete an Expression of Interest Form. Our Small Grants Scheme Panel meet to discuss the merits of all EOIs, which will lead to full applications being requested upon invitation from those which are successful.
Decisions can be expected within two weeks of each EOI window closing. Successful submissions will be asked to submit a full application within four weeks. Applicants will initially be expected to provide details of the proposed positive outcomes of any potential funding, how it will be undertaken and who by, the budgets allocated and details of any additional money which can be dedicated to the project. Fill in the form below to apply.
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