The Football Association could face a cut in government funding following a drop in the number of people playing the game in England.
Participation figures published by Sport England, who provide National Lottery funding to grassroots sport’s governing bodies, show that 1.83m people currently play football once a week – a decline of 100,000 since April and a four percent decrease on 2005 figures.
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.