The Football Stadia Improvement Fund (FSIF) provides money for clubs in the Football League and the National League System down to Step 7 and below (all adult leagues) who want to improve their facilities.
Grants are available to all member clubs of the Football League and National League System pyramid. Current grant ceilings are:
Clubs in Step 1 - £400,000
Clubs in Steps 2, 3 and 4 - £150,000
Clubs in Steps 5 and 6 - £100,000
Clubs in Step 7 - £20,000 (but up to £50,000 for applications including changing rooms)
The percentage level of support will be decided on merit. Clubs are eligible for the appropriate grant ceiling level of funding relative to their league status. The grant ceiling applies to the step the application is playing at when submitting a grant request, regardless of subsequent relegation or promotion.
Women’s Football Facilities Grant Policy:
FISF funding is available to clubs competing in the Women’s Pyramid of Football as of season 2005/2006
Women’s clubs holding freehold of the site are eligible for the equivalent ceiling grant to the Men’s pyramid. ie a Women’s club at Step 1 would be eligible for up to £400,000, those at Steps 2, 3 & 4 for £150,000 etc
Women’s clubs who share a ground are eligible for a ceiling grant of £20,000, subject to a ten-year minimum security of tenure, for works in connection with the women’s game i.e. change in shower layout, provision of toilets etc
Suffolk FA Support Process
Contact Jodie Allard, Suffolk FA Football Development Manager to discuss your project to gain advice.
We will then arrange to visit the site and co-ordinate a meeting with your league and FSIF regional technical adviser.
Click here to visit the FSIF website for more information.