The Football Foundation recognise that investment into our grass pitches is vital to enhance the playing experience of all our participants. As a County FA, we are committed to working alongside our clubs to maximise investment opportunities in our grass pitches.
Grass Pitch Maintenance Funding
A six-year tapered grant to help clubs enhance or sustain the quality of their grass pitches. Find out more about the scheme by using the following link: Football Foundation | Grass Pitch
Next Steps to accessing GPM
1.Signup to PitchPower (web-based inspection app)
2.Complete your pitch assessments and submit your inspections.
3.Wait for your PitchPower report to be completed by the Grounds Management Association.
4.Apply for your grant using the Football Foundation’s Grant Application Manager portal.
5.Time to invest in your grass pitches!
For more information on how to use PitchPower, watch the helpful YouTube guides here: What is PitchPower? | The Football Foundation's revolutionary pitch inspection web app - YouTube
If you are having difficulties completing your PitchPower assessment or would like some further guidance, please contact our Facilities & Investment Officer Luke Collins.
Grass Pitch Machinery Funding
As well as providing funding to increase the levels of maintenance works carried out, the Football Foundation provide grants of up to £25,000 for machinery and equipment essential for grass pitch maintenance.
Applications for machinery and equipment funding can be made once your PitchPower report has been completed and recommendations have been made by the Grounds Management Association.
To find out more, visit the Football Foundation website- Grass pitch Maintenance Machinery and Equipment | Football Foundation
If you are planning to submit a machinery and equipment application, please speak with Luke Collins who will support you through the process.