Support from the Association is irrespective of the size of the project but behind any successful scheme is a Football Development Plan meeting the needs of the organisation, a realistic Business Plan which supports sustainability, compliant Technical Information and partnership funding. The likelihood is that any applicant developing football facilities will seek funding from the Football Foundation to develop their scheme and the four areas mentioned above must be adhered to if the project is to be successful in attracting funding support.
If you believe you may have a scheme which would attract funding we would urge you to undertake three actions:
1) Contact the County Development Manager (CDM), Stuart Allen on 020 8515 1924 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org before progressing with any application
2) Do not part with any valuable funds that you may have until you have discussed your project with the CDM
3) Read the criteria in full of any potential funding partner to establish your projects eligibility
An initial conversation with the CDM will establish the funding viability of a project, advice on potential funding partners and the next steps. The CDM may indicate that you should progress with further support in which case you will be asked to complete an Expression of Interest form which formally engages you within the funding process. All of the work we do in facility development is designed to meet the requirements of the National Game Facilities Strategy.
If your project is invited to progress through to application you will be invited to attend monthly Facility Clinics with The Football Association, Football Foundation and Middlesex FA who will assist your through the application process providing the necessary support to realise your project.
For a selection of successful Football Foundation projects in Middlesex click here.Please remember that our Football Development Team is here to assist with any queries you might have regarding the Football Foundation and other funding schemes. We can be contacted on 020 8515 1919