Club Preparation fund brings in crucial funding
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.|
|Thorngumbald Barrons F.C.|
|East Riding Rangers F.C.|
|Barlby Raiders (JNRS) 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.|
|Hutton Cranswick Sports and Recreation Association|
|Westella & Willerby AFC|
|Pelican Rangers AFC|
|Wilberfoss, Kexby and Newton Playing Fields Association|
|Cherry Burton F.C|
|Bubwith Leisure and Sports Centre|
|Bridlington Rangers Juniors F.C.|
|Driffield Community & Sports Association|
|Stamford Bridge AFC|