Grassroots football in Scotland has received an early Christmas present with news of £1.4m of government funding to build new 3G pitches.
The funding from the Scottish Government’s Cashback for Communities scheme – which uses money seized under the Proceeds of Crime Act – will fund new full-sized third generation artificial turf pitches for football and rugby at five venues across Scotland.
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Former England manager Graham Taylor has thrown his support behind Club Cashback – a scheme that helps grassroots clubs raise funds just by shopping online.
Club Cashback is a partnership between the Football Foundation and Club Website that supports local clubs by helping them to raise much-needed funds and ensure future sustainability within the grassroots game.
Grassroots football clubs across the UK can experience some early festive cheer with Club Cashback – an online shopping portal that helps put money back into the grassroots game at club level.
The new scheme, a partnership between Club Website and the Football Foundation – the UK’s largest sports charity – supports grassroots clubs by helping them to raise much-needed funds every time they shop online via the Club Cashback portal.
Women’s and girls’ grassroots football has received a boost with news that the Football Association, Premier League and the Football League have joined forces to deliver a grassroots scheme aimed at increasing the number of young women playing the game.
The new FA Women’s and Girls’ Programme will provide new grassroots sessions for 14-25-year-olds via professional clubs across the country, with investment of £2.4m of Sport England funding over the next two years.