Supporting Small Sided Leagues

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Small Sided Football has grown immensely fast in recent years and The FA are keen for this to continue. So they have established The FA Small Sided Football Development Fund. Projects submitted to the fund must seek to deliver the following small sided formats – 4v4, 5v5, 6v6, 7v7, Futsal or Beach Soccer.

The FA SSF Development Fund is particularly focused on attracting new adult players into football, or encouraging those players that have dropped out of the 11-a-side game to continue playing in the small sided formats of the game. The Development Fund is looking for innovative and unique small sided football projects to support.  Applicants for this fund need to be FA affiliated small sided football providers.

Projects can apply for a maximum of £10,000 in financial support from the Development Fund, although applicants are encouraged where possible to secure partnership funding to support the project costs. The total project cost could be higher than £10,000 where additional partnership funding is secured.

It is important to note that funding for capital costs (e.g. buildings and infrastructure) are not eligible for funding.

More information and the deadlines for applications throughout the year are through the link below.

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