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The Football Foundation – Retain the Game


Currently Closed.

The Football Association and Football Foundation have launched ‘Retain the Game’, a new scheme aimed at supporting the retention of adult male teams. The scheme will provide grants of £750 to clubs with existing male teams to support the essential costs of pitch hire, training venues, First Aid courses and playing kit/equipment.

The application window is now open and is due to close on Thursday 31st May at 5pm.

Who is eligible?

Clubs that operate with two or more male teams  (U17-U21, Open Age and Vets) and

  • Hold the FA’s Adult Charter Standard Award
  • Operate in a Charter Standard Development or Charter Standard Community Club or
  • Adult Clubs that commit to become FA Adult Charter Standard within season 2018/19

Only one application can be submitted per club.

What can the money be spent on?

The grant is designed to cover core costs including:

  • Facility hire (match day or training venue)
  • £100 Voucher for Nike Kit/Equipment (including First Aid) – to be redeemed through our bespoke portal
  • First Aid course

Please note: Basingstoke Voluntary Action work closely with the local community to raise awareness of grants and also assist with advice and guidance on applications etc. If you apply for this or any other grant, please let us know via email to enable us to understand what is being applied for. Also, if you are in fact successful in receipt of any grant please let us know to enable reporting of such funding locally.


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