Budweiser Club Future Programme Returns

Budweiser and The Football Association are kicking off the second season of non-league football programme, Budweiser Club Futures. This continues The FA Cup sponsors’ £1million pledge to football clubs in steps 5-7 of the English football pyramid.

The initiative is part of Budweiser’s FA Cup sponsorship and has already brought £500,000 worth of investment to non-league football with eight clubs being awarded a series of grants last season. Cornish club Camelford FC emerged as proud and delighted regional winners in 2012-2013, receiving a £50,000 grant to support their club and enabling them to make it sustainable over a number of years by installing ground based solar panels.

Over the course of the 2013/14 season, Budweiser Club Futures will help to fuel this non-league support by giving another eight grants of £50,000 to clubs across steps 5-7.  Just like last season, one club will receive an additional £100,000 Super Grant with the winner voted for by football fans from early 2014 through the official FA Cup and Budweiser UK Facebook pages.  Five clubs applying for a grant will also be in with a chance of getting kitted out in a 16 piece new Nike strip.

Budweiser Club Futures aims to ‘help clubs to help themselves’ by improving any part of their general facilities. It will also help clubs become more financially sustainable, giving the opportunity to create a legacy to help inspire future generations of footballers.

 

For more information go to http://www.budweiser.thefa.me.uk/.

Closing date for submission of applications is 31 August 2013.