Grow The Game 2020

Application Window Open 26 February to 31 May 2020

 Lancashire FA, alongside the Football Foundation, is pleased to announce the return of the Grow the Game scheme.

Grow the Game, which is delivered by the Football Foundation and funded by The FA, was first launched in 2010 to provide clubs with funding for the creation of new teams and chances for aspiring footballers in the local community to play. Since launching, the scheme has helped to create over 11,000 new teams, delivering new playing opportunities to an estimated 144,000 community footballers.

The scheme will provide an investment of £1.5m to traditionally underrepresented groups in community football and give further playing opportunities in new disability, women’s and girl’s teams in the process.

Grow the Game grants of £1,500 will be made available to every new team created, helping to relieve the financial burden on clubs by helping towards FA coaching courses, league affiliation costs, referees’ fees, first aid kits or even kit and equipment.

This year, Grow the Game grants go live on Wednesday 26th February 2020 and close on Sunday 31st May 2020.

Further information, including eligibility criteria, can be found below.

To find out more, please contact Lancashire FA's Participation Development Office directly on 01772 624000 or email

 Apply here

Application Guidance Notes

Eligibility criteria