Club Preparation

603 Teams in Cornwall to Score £39,500 of Club Preparation Funding

The funding is being awarded as grants from the Football Foundation’s Club Preparation Fund

Football in Cornwall was given a boost today with £39,500 worth of investment from the Premier League, The FA and the Government’s Football Foundation.

The funding is being awarded as grants from the Foundation’s Club Preparation Fund. This has been created to help clubs 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.  

79 grants were awarded to clubs across Cornwall totalling £39,500. This will benefit 603 local football teams across the county.

These Club Preparation Fund grants will go towards football sites to satisfy the extra hygiene measures that Government guidance requires. This includes:

• Installing hygiene facilities, such as hand sanitiser dispensers, soap dispensers, paper towel dispensers and waste bins

• Modifications, such as safety screening, contactless payment systems and signage

• Facility maintenance work, such as repairing hand basins and hot water provision

• Professional inspections that may be necessary due to the prolonged period of closure resulting from the pandemic – including inspections of water quality, gas and ventilation

The investment follows the Foundation’s Pitch Preparation Fund that awarded £7m to 2,902 organisations across the country. This is enabling over 9,000 football pitches to be made match-fit, and is benefiting more than 33,000 football teams.

Daniel Greenough, Senior Football Development Officer at Cornwall FA, said: “It’s great to see so many clubs, all varying in size and location, applying for funding. As I have highlighted before the more clubs we can get applying for funding the more we can develop football and sports provision across Cornwall.  

“We have noticed an increase in people being interested and actioning funding bids which is only going to benefit our communities, short and long term.

“Well done to those who have applied. If you have missed out please email or call Cornwall FA to explore what might be available to you, your club and community.”

The successful clubs being offered Club Preparation Fund grants in Cornwall are:

Dobwalls F.C.
Probus F.C.
Tregorrick Park Youth F.C.
Newquay F.C.
Carharrack F.C.
Truro City FC
Hayle F.C.
Penzance F.C.
Helston Athletic F.C.
Goonhavern Athletic F.C.
Grasshoppers Youth F.C.
St Mawgan F.C.
Saltash United F.C.
Penryn Athletic F.C.
Pendeen Rovers F.C.
Marazion FC
Foxhole Stars Youth F.C.
Tintagel F.C.
RNAS Culdrose F.C.
Luxulyan Youth Football Club F.C.
St Breward F.C.
Illogan Rbl F.C.
Sticker F.C.
Nanpean Rovers F.C.
St Day F.C.
St Dennis F.C.
Gunnislake F.C.
Wadebridge Town F.C.
Looe Town Youth F.C.
Falmouth Town  AFC
Tregony FC
Bodmin Town F.C.
St Blazey F.C.
St Agnes F.C.
Truro City Youth F.C.
St Just F.C.
Mawnan F.C.
Godolphin Atlantic Newquay F.C.
Polperro F.C.
St Eval Spitfires F.C.
AFC St Austell
Truro City Under 18's 
Bodmin Youth F.C.
Rosudgeon F.C.
Porthleven F.C.
St Ives Town FC
Wendron United Youth F.C.
Grampound Road Youth Football Club
Redruth United F.C.
Torpoint Athletic F.C.
Camelford F.C.
Bude Town F.C.
St Columb Major F.C.
Holman Sports Club
Groundwork South Trust
Lanivet Parish Sport and Recreational Trust
Wendron FC/CC
Perranporth F.C.
Veryan F.C.
Mullion F.C.
Gerrans & St Mawes Utd F.C.
Callington Town F.C.
Launceston F.C.
Mousehole F.C.
North Hill F.C.
St Newlyn East AFC
St Cleer F.C.
Altarnon F.C.
Troon AFC
Millbrook F.C.
Lanner F.C.
Charlestown Youth F.C.
Liskeard Athletic F.C.
Newquay AFC Youth
Morwenstow F.C.
Padstow United F.C.
Constantine F.C.
St Dominick F.C.
Torpoint Athletic Youth FC