Kick It Out and the Football Foundation have revealed plans to give away up to £2,000 to grass roots football in a bid to increase participation in the game.
In particularly, the scheme will aim to get minority communities involved in all areas of the game, including playing, coaching and refereeing, using football to create more inclusive communities and helping grassroots and amateur teams develop closer links with mainstream football including local county Football Associations.
Paul Thorogood, Chief Executive of the Football Foundation, said: “Accessing this funding is easy, straightforward and will allow groups from under represented communities a chance to celebrate their love and passion for the game in their own way.”
Piara Powar, Director for Kick It Out said: “This money will make a difference to minority communities across the country, empowering those groups that may ordinarily get missed out and developing sustainable projects that can have a longer term life.”
The Football Foundation is the country’s largest sports charity, funded by the Premier League, The FA and Government.
Any group wishing to apply for a grant can do so by visiting www.kickitout.org
The deadline for applications is Monday 25th April 5pm.