Funding Schools’ Football

In short, this page will be updated with useful resources for schools, partners and Schools’ FA’s in order to support them in finding funding. This page will range from local and national grants, ideas for fundraising events and opportunities or offers that come from the ESFA in order to support the development of the game.

ESFA Development Fund

Since 2016  the ESFA has invested over £187,000 into 178 different projects to develop the school game – with over 6,100 new teams and 52,000 new participants engaged across the whole of the country. 

This season we have changed some of the application criteria, in-line with the feedback from our membership and previous applicants in the hope that we can make our projects easier to apply for and also more efficient in supporting you to grow the schools’ game.

The deadline for entries is Thursday 31st October at 10pm, Application forms as well as the development fund criteria can be found via the links below. 

Applications should be sent to Kieren Laverick or to the Development Team by no later than 10pm on Thursday 31st October.  Previous applicants are welcome to apply, although we are unable to fund activity previously applied for.

Good luck with your application!

Development Fund Criteria 19-20

ESFA Development Fund Application Form 2019-20

Fundraising and Sponsorship

Head over to our One Stop Shop where there are lots of ideas for fundraising and sponsorship to support our associations.