Gloucestershire FA Clubs to reap from Club Preparation Funding
Football in Gloucestershire FA is given a boost with investment from the Premier League, The FA and Government’s Football Foundation.
The funding is being awarded as grants from the Football Foundation’s Club Preparation Fund. This has been created to help clubs prepare their buildings to safely reopen in line with Government guidance around hygiene and social distancing, and The FA’s plans for a ‘phased return’ that were announced on 18 July.
106 grants were awarded to clubs across Gloucestershire totalling £53,000. This will benefit 761 local football teams across Gloucestershire.
These Club Preparation Fund grants will go towards football sites to satisfy the extra hygiene measures that Government guidance requires. This includes:
- Installing hygiene facilities, such as hand sanitiser dispensers, soap dispensers, paper towel dispensers and waste bins
- Modifications, such as safety screening, contactless payment systems and signage
- Facility maintenance work, such as repairing hand basins and hot water provision
- Professional inspections that may be necessary due to the prolonged period of closure resulting from the pandemic – including inspections of water quality, gas and ventilation.