The East Riding FA is proud to announce that a record number of clubs in our region have secured Football Foundation grant funding for either ‘on the pitch’ improvements such as grass pitch maintenance, machinery and equipment, goalposts or for ‘off the pitch’ developments such as clubhouse upgrading.
Since the start of the year the East Riding FA area has secured a grant value of £702,683 with project value now standing at over £1 million!
Clubs to benefit from the funding include Bridlington Town who are now able to build a brand new clubhouse ready for the 2020 / 2021 season, South Cave Sporting who will be able to carry out vital pitch maintenance works and Hessle Sporting Club who will be able to improve the clubs playing surfaces.
It's not just the regions bigger clubs who stand to benefit though, Fulford FC have been successful in their application to purchase essential machinery, Priory FC are now able to purchase new goalposts and the Wilberfoss, Kexby and Newton Playing Fields Association will now be able to provide safer access to their facility.
Players, coaches, referees and spectators all stand to benefit from the investment with over 25 sites in our region successful with their applications this season. The money secured includes four categories, with sites able to apply for money to purchase machinery / equipment, improve facilities, purchase goalposts and improve or maintain playing surfaces.'
Club volunteers have played an important role in securing this funding as have officers from our local authority partners and we are indebted to the local grassroots football community for helping us achieve a record number of investments.
If your club or facility is in need of improvement then go to the https://footballfoundation.org.uk/ to find out what you can apply for.
Alternatively if you require facility / grounds support then go to our dedicated Football Facility support page.