• Wed. Jul 24th, 2024

Grassroots funding for clubs in Scotland

Grassroots football

The Scottish FA, together with the UK Government, Scotland’s football clubs, local authorities, leisure trusts and key stakeholders, will identify key football facilities across the National Association’s 6 regions, where there is an evidence-based need for investment. clubs in need can receive support for the upgrade or replacement of synthetic turf fields as well as the improvement or upgrade of existing grass surfaces.

To reflect this approach, and for this second phase of the Scottish FA Grassroots Pitch & Facilities Fund, the focus of our investment will fall across two key areas:

Maintain projects targeting the maintenance and enhancement of existing football pitch facilities, resulting in increased participation and a level of quality that not only meet match, training and recreational football, but which also ensures that the resultant facility is attractive to all participants, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or level of the game being played.

Sustain: projects with a sustainability theme, where the focus will fall on improvements to football facilities which promote environmental, financial and ultimately overall club sustainability. Football has a responsibility to play its part in the wider sustainability agenda. This phase of funding marks the start of our journey in that direction.

Identified projects can receive up 100% financial support, whereby the Scottish FA will fund 50% and the other 50% will be funded by one of the partners.

All details for this incentive can be found here.

Guy Oldenkotte

Guy Oldenkotte is senior editor of sportsfields.info and has been covering the outdoor sportssurfaces market and industry since 2003

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