TRANSFORMING LOCAL FOOTBALL FACILITIES
Working alongside the Premier League, Sport England and consultants Knight, Kavanagh and Page (KKP), The FA has created Local Football Facility Plans (LFFPs) to help identify priority projects for potential investment in local areas.
As the nation's most popular team sport, football has the power to contribute positively to vital social outcomes and health priorities, and £1.3 billion has been spent already by football and Government since 2000 to enhance existing facilities and build new ones.
Nationally, direct investment will be increased - initially to £69 million per annum from football and Government (a 15% increase on recent years). Locally, the work has already started and LFFPs will guide the allocation of 90% of national funds and forge stronger partnerships with local stakeholders to develop key sites.
Whilst a LFFP identifies priority projects for potential investment, it does not guarantee the success of future funding applications. Each project must still follow an application process to show how it will deliver key participation outcomes, become a sustainable facility and demonstrate suitable match-funding.
When each project is in a position to proceed, the Football Foundation will determine a suitable time-frame to submit a grant application and pre-application support will be provided by Cornwall FA and the Football Foundation.
Daniel Greenough, Cornwall FA Senior Football Development Officer, said: “It’s great to see the Cornwall LFFP signed off. So much time and effort has gone into developing this document, with input provided from a wide range of people.
“The plan will help steer and guide facility development and funding over the next 10 years. This is an exciting time and now the real hard work starts with bringing the plan to life and delivering the priority projects.”
To view the LFFP for Cornwall, please visit the Football Foundation’s website below:
CORNWALL LOCAL FOOTBALL FACILITY PLAN
For more information on Local Football Facility Plans in Cornwall, please contact a member of our team using the contact details below.
Senior Football Development Officer
Tel: 01208 262984