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Return to Football Fund cash boost now available

9th March, 2021

The Football Foundation's Return to Football Fund is now open, enabling Toolstation NCEL clubs the opportunity to apply for grants to help them as the country comes out of COVID-19 lockdown.

Clubs that are eligible have until Sunday 28th March, 2021, to send in their applications with up to £2,500 available for each club out of the £2.1m fund.

The grant must be used towards helping to restart football activity across all groups or delivering new football activity that was cancelled due to lockdown and COVID-19.

Some of the things that the money can be used for include:

- Changes required to adhere to published Government and FA guidance,

- Additional sports equipment to minimise sharing and safely deliver activities,

- Providing safety and sanitation to keep equipment clean,

- Staffing costs associated with helping activity providers to restart activity or provide new activity,

- Extra facility hire costs to create more space for players and volunteers,

- Coach education courses e.g. qualifying coaches for new teams,

- Appropriate training of club volunteers to ensure they meet current guidelines,

- Marketing and communication materials to promote and reinforce safety protocols to members,

- Any other reasonable cost directly associated with restarting activity or providing new activity.

For more information, click here to go to the relevant information on the Football Foundation website.

(Story Source: Football Foundation)

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