SUFFOLK FA are reaching out to clubs to help safeguard their future.
The coronavirus pandemic has seen more clubs than usual face uncertainty in recent months.
Suffolk FA Football Development Manager Matt Stebbings said: “As a County FA, we want to piece together a better county-wide picture of our clubs.
“We want to work with clubs individually and collectively to identify not which of you are not just ‘doing ok’ and are sustainable, but also trying to find out which of you are perhaps in need of some support.”
“The last 12-18 months, more than ever, has been a challenge for clubs and leagues to survive so as a County FA we need to work with both the leagues and the clubs collectively to understand which clubs need what kind of support.
“For some this may be quite straightforward and for others, may take some collaborative ‘digging’ and investigating to find out where the problems lie and more importantly what solutions we can come up with. With every problem we need to work together to mitigate these.”
“There are currently funding available for various projects and programmes from goalposts, portable floodlights and storage containers to grass pitch improvement schemes.
“We can support clubs with these funding applications for both the smaller (under £25k) and larger applications. Since the official start of the 2021-22 season on July 1st, the Football Foundation’s Small Grassroots Fund has helped 22 different projects across the county totally over £100,000 investment into the county.
If you want further support, whether it be for funding, player recruitment, club growth or England Football Accreditation then get in touch with us.
Matt Stebbings can be contacted on 074327 35961 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Clubs are asked to complete a short survey designed to get a feel for what support you may require from Suffolk FA.
For more information you can give, the more Suffolk FA can help to support clubs in the county to thrive.
Click on the link below to take the survey.