News & Updates

Scottish communities to benefit from new 3G pitch funding

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.

Meet the grassroots coach – Andrew Thwaites

Every month we give one grassroots football coach a soap box and let them give the world their thoughts on the beautiful game and how their teams are coached. Last but not least for 2013 is…

Name: Andrew Thwaites

Former England boss Taylor supports Club Cashback initiative

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 clubs celebrate Club Cashback scheme

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.

Funding boost for women’s grassroots game

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.

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