Football Foundation Energy Support Programme Invites Expressions of Interest

The Football Foundation’s Energy Support Programme is accepting applications from community football organisations in England to help them lower their energy usage.

The Premier League, The FA and the UK Government’s Football Foundation has announced a package of support to help grassroots football clubs and organisations in England with rising energy costs.

A total of £6 million will be available across two funds, the Energy Fund and the Floodlight Fund. In addition, the Foundation has designed guidance specifically for football clubs that will provide some useful tips and guidance to help reduce energy costs.

Applications to the Energy Fund will be accepted from football clubs and community sports organisations including:

  • Not-for-profit football clubs or voluntary groups.
  • County Football Associations.
  • Professional Club Community Organisations.
  • Registered charities.
  • Not-for-profit companies.
  • Community interest companies (CIC) or other social enterprises.
  • Companies limited by guarantee.

All applicants must have affiliated football operating at their site, along with a changing pavilion/clubhouse of which they have security of tenure (minimum 10-year lease or freehold).

Grants of up to £25,000 are available, to fund up to 75% of total project costs.

Eligible organisations are invited to complete an Expression of Interest online at the Football Foundation website. This form will help establish the support needed to improve their energy efficiency. Those who are successful will be given further information on next steps in supplying a report from an independent energy-saving consultant.

The deadline for submission of Expressions of Interest is 13 April 2023.

(This report was the subject of a GRANTfinder Newsflash.)