Funding for new adult male teams

The Gloucestershire FA is delighted to announce that the Gloucestershire FA Growth Fund is now available for applications.

The Growth Fund provides grants of up to £500* for the creation of new Football Teams affiliated to the Gloucestershire FA.

The application window is now open and is due to close on Monday, 30th April.

 We will accept applications in the following categories:

  • Open Age Adult Male Teams
  • Veteran’s Adult Male Teams
  • U18 Youth Male Teams

 * Please note, existing Adult Male Teams will soon be able to apply for support from a new FA, retention-focused scheme, due to be launched in April.

 Applications are welcome from existing Gloucestershire FA affiliated Football Clubs and new Football Clubs who fall within the County’s boundaries and planning to set up one or more new Football Teams for the 2018/19 season.

 Clubs must hold The FA Charter Standard Award or commit to achieving the Award within 12 Months of being awarded funding. Clubs must also have a signed constitution (with an appropriate dissolution clause), child protection policy, equal opportunities policy, bank statements and income/expenditure records (for all accounts held by the organisation).

 Growth Fund provides funding to contribute towards a combination of the following essential costs associated with providing new football activity:

  • Facility hire
  • Hire of FA qualified coaches
  • Referees fees
  • CRB checks
  • Affiliation fees
  • League entry
  • First aid kits
  • Promotion and publicity
  • FA coaching courses
  • Additional courses
  • Football kit/equipment through a bespoke voucher

 In order to apply for the Gloucestershire FA Growth Fund please follow the link below  

click here

If you have any queries about the Gloucestershire FA Growth Fund please contact us at

*The maximum grant will be £500. However, due to the limited amount of funding available a final decision on grant value will be made following the application deadline and once all applications have been assessed. All applicants will be notified of the final decision within 14 days of the closing date.