Club Prep Fund

Club Preparation fund brings in crucial funding

Football Foundation
554 teams from our region set to benefit

554 teams in East Riding to score £23,500 Club Preparation Funding!

Football in East Riding was given a boost today with £23,500 worth of investment from the Premier League, The FA and Government’s Football Foundation.

The funding is being awarded as grants from the 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.

47 grants were awarded to clubs across East Riding totalling £23,500.  This will benefit 554 local football teams across the county.

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.


Rachel Sullivan, Football Development Manager, said: "We are extremely pleased that a large number of clubs from our county once again stand to benefit from Football Foundation funding. With the return of competitive grassroots football imminent it is imperative that we make sure facilities are COVID-19 safe so that players, match officials and volunteers are able to to adhere to government and FA guidelines".


The investment follows the Foundation’s Pitch Preparation Fund that awarded £7m to 2,902 organizations across the country.  This is enabling over 9,000 football pitches to be made match-fit, and is benefiting more than 33,000 football teams.

The Football Foundation is a charity funded by the Premier League, The FA and the Government, through Sport England.

The list of teams which set to benefit from the funding include:

Riccall United FC
South Cave Sporting Club F.C.
Hessle Sporting Club F.C.
Bridlington Rovers F.C.
Market Weighton United F.C.
Heslerton Juniors F.C.
Barmby Moor F.C.
Sherburn Playingfield Association
Hall Road Rangers F.C.
Filey Playing Field Association
Leven Playing Field Association
Bridlington Town F.C.
Wheldrake Juniors F.C.
Roos F.C.
AFC Skirlaugh
Springhead F.C.
Costello F.C.
Thorngumbald Barrons F.C.
East Riding Rangers F.C.
Barlby Raiders (JNRS) F.C.
Drum F.C.
Fulford Football Club F.C.
North Ferriby Football Club F.C.
Blackburn Leisure Sports And Social Club
Tigers Sport and Education Trust
Pocklington Town F.C.
Little Driffield AFC
East Hull FC
Beverley Town F.C.
Sproatley Juniors F.C.
Gilberdyke Phoenix F.C.
Hemingbrough United F.C.
East Riding County FA
Hedon Rangers FC
Selby Olympia F.C.
Hornsea Town F.C.
Patrington AFC
Hutton Cranswick Sports and Recreation Association
Westella & Willerby AFC
Pelican Rangers AFC
Wilberfoss, Kexby and Newton Playing Fields Association
Cherry Burton F.C
Cliffe F.C.
Bubwith Leisure and Sports Centre
Bridlington Rangers Juniors F.C.
Driffield Community & Sports Association
Stamford Bridge AFC
Brandesburton AFC