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GFA Veterans Team Growth Fund 2019

The Veterans Growth Fund is now available for applications, but hurry, as the application window closes on the 29th May!

Funding For New Veterans Teams to Compete in Gloucestershire FA Veterans League


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


This Growth Fund provides grants of £375* to support the creation of new Veterans 11-a-side Football Teams affiliated to and competing in the Gloucestershire FA League.

The application window closes on the 29th May!

The Gloucestershire FA Veterans League is primarily a 40+ League with 2 outfield players and a goalkeeper permitted to be between 35-40 years old. All matches are played on registered 3G pitches and 3 officials are provided.

* 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 Veterans Teams for the 2019/20 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:

  • League fees
  • 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 Veterans Growth Fund please click Here

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


*The maximum grant will be £375. 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.