The first Parklife football hub at Sheffield Graves


The process of facility development takes time and effort for all those involved in a proposal, the input of professional judgment will only strengthen the implementation of a clear and objective project.

Northumberland FA strives to offer this service providing clubs and organisations with the skill set to complete developments in a transparent manner offering stakeholders the greatest chance of success.

 Please see the link below for pitches within Northumberland that are on the FA's 3G pitch register.

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Pitch Improvement Programme

 The Pitch Improvement Programme is a key focus for The FA over the next 4-years, as such it was deemed appropriate to secure two commercial partners to support the roll-out and growth in line with the companies’ aspirations. The two partners are;

Redexim Charterhouse and Rigby Taylor who will assist in the roll out by supplying FA affiliated grassroots clubs with discounted products and materials and also support the training workshops.
Both companies have agreed a partnering schedule of rates with The FA to support the programme. Please note it has been agreed that these rates will be made available to ALL CFA’s, FA affiliated clubs and leagues (not PL or FL), not solely to those clubs/organisations receiving a PIP visit and report.

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FA/PL Facilities Funding 

The Northumberland County Football Association has in place a county plan which sets out a number of key priorities for the game and demonstrates how, as a County Football Association, we will support The Football Association deliver the National Game Strategy for Participation & Development 2015-19.Within the priorities, the role of increasing 3G football turf pitches, improving natural turf (grass) pitches will support clubs and players across the county can to playing the nation’s favourite sport.
Over £500 Million has been invested by The FA and its Football Foundation partners the Premier League and DCMS has led to over £1.3 billion going into grassroots facilities since 2000.

Over the next four years 2015-2019 The FA will make a record £260 million of investment to boost participation and the development of grassroots football in England. £48Million of this will be invested into better training and playing facilities through the Football Foundation. This will lead to the creation of 100 new 3G football turf pitches and improve 2,000 grass pitches across the country.
Furthermore, the FA and its partners will invest in and roll out a new sustainable model for grassroots facilities in 30 cities through football hubs owned and operated by local communities and ensure half of mini-soccer and youth matches are played on high quality artificial grass pitches.
As the popularity of football continues to grow and participation increases, the use of existing facilities, and the demand for new ones, will also grow. Working with a range of partners, The FA and Northumberland County FA will work hard to make sure that investment is targeted towards the top priorities based on continued consultation with the grassroots football community.
For this very reason, investment in facilities will continue to be a top priority for The Football Association and Northumberland County FA.



St. George’s Park hosted defending champions Villarreal CF B and Sparta Prague U23s


Small Facility Grants and grow the game 

The Premier League and The FA Facilities Fund Small Grants Scheme awards grants of up to £10,000 for the provision of capital items, or to refurbish/improve existing facilities. The aims of this scheme are to:

Support the growth of football clubs and activity.
Prevent a decline in football participation.
Make improvements to facilities to address any health and safety issues.

Football Foundation

The Foundation’s Grow the Game Scheme provides grants of up to £1,500 for the creation of new football teams and coaching qualifications, with money provided by The FA. The Scheme is delivered by the Foundation.

Aerial view of pitches 4, 5 and 6


The Northumberland Football Association, in conjunction with a pilot group of grassroots partner clubs (“Hub Sites”), has developed a NON-PROFIT social enterprise initiative to support pitch maintenance across the county. Supported by funding from the Football Foundation, with further assistance from Northumberland County Council‘s Social Enterprise team, the programme will see the Hub Sites working in partnership with local authorities to support improvements to pitches and training facilities throughout the region. As part of the initiative, a range of new grounds maintenance equipment was bought from two local companies, to assist those working at a local level with limited resources.


Football Stadium Improvement Fund (FSIF)

The Football Stadia Improvement Fund (FSIF) provides financial support to football clubs towards their ground improvement projects.

Funded by the Premier League with an annual budget of £6m, the FSIF awards capital grants to clubs from the Football League down to the lower levels of the FA National League System to improve safety at their stadia and to enable them to satisfy The FA’s ground grading requirements.

The FSIF helps to pay for crucial work that can be very costly to clubs but which is absolutely essential to allow our national game to function, whilst maintaining its unique depth and richness. Most importantly, FSIF investment also helps ensure that players and supporters can enjoy our national game in safety and comfort.

FSIF grants provide financial assistance towards a wide range of stadia projects, including the construction of new stands, installation of floodlights, turnstiles, or even relocating to an entirely new ground.


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