03 Sep CLUB NEWS: Football Foundation Award Funding Grant
Football in Erdington received a boost today as Edgbaston Spartans FC were awarded a grant by the Premier League, The FA and Government’s Football Foundation.
The £500 grant from the Foundation’s Club Preparation Fund will help club/organisation to 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.
The Club Preparation Fund follows the £7m of investment awarded to 2,900 organisations through last month’s Pitch Preparation Fund, also delivered by the Premier League, The FA and Government’s Football Foundation. This is enabling over 9,000 football pitches to be made match-fit, and is benefiting over 33,000 football teams.
Speaking about their funding success the chairman of the club, Giani Ntente, said: “We are very happy, the grant is crucial to help the club fund new covid-19 safety measures”.
The Football Foundation is a charity funded by the Premier League, The FA and the Government, through Sport England.
About the Football Foundation
The Premier League, The FA and Government’s Football Foundation is the largest sports charity in the UK. It champions and supports fair access to quality football facilities for everyone, regardless of postcode, gender, race, disability or place.
The Foundation receives money from the Premier League, The FA and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, through Sport England. This is matched with partnership funding and awarded as grants to create outstanding grassroots facilities that enable better games and attract more players, helping to transform communities.