Football Facilities

Facility and Football Pitch Development

The Durham FA Has In Place A County Plan Which Sets Out A Number Of Key Priorities For The Game And Demonstrates How, As A County Football Association, We Will Support The Football Association Deliver The National Game Strategy For Participation & Development 2015-19.

Within the priorities, the role of increasing 3G Football Turf Pitches, Improving Natural Turf (Grass) Pitches will support clubs and players across the county can to playing the Nation’s favourite sport.

If you are looking to improve your Football Facilities which could involve refurbishing and improving changing rooms, natural grass pitch improvements and 3G Football Turf Pitch development, the first step in the process is to contact Chris Hutchinson, Facilities & Investment Officer.

We would recommend that you contact Chris Hutchinson on 0191 3872928 (Option 2 followed by Option 6) or via email at so that they can advise and guide you as to the best way forward and likelihood of success, before you spend time filling out the Expression of Interest (EOI) form.

Please note if you have already started work on your project (for example, building/construction has already begun), then it is unlikely that your project will be eligible for funding.

Get in touch

Chris Hutchinson 

Chris Hutchinson
(Facilities & Investment Officer)

T: 0191 3872928 (Option 4 then Option 4)


3G Football Pitch

3G Football Pitch Information

Changing Room

Changing Rooms / Pavilion / Club House Information

Field of Play

Field of Play Information

Grassroots Football

Natural Turf Pitch (Grass) & FA Pitch Improvement Programme Information

Over £500 Million has been invested by the FA and its Football Foundation partners the Premier League and DCMS has led to over £1.3 Billion going into grassroots facilities since 2000.

Over the next four years 2015-2019 The FA will make a record £260 million of investment to boost participation and the development of grassroots football in England. £48 million of this will be invested into better training and playing facilities through the Football Foundation. This will lead to the creation of 100 new 3G football turf pitches and improve 2,000 grass pitches across the country.

Furthermore, the FA and its partners will invest in and roll out a new sustainable model for grassroots facilities in 30 cities through football hubs owned and operated by local communities and ensure half of mini-soccer and youth matches are played on high quality artificial grass pitches.

As the popularity of football continues to grow and participation increases, the use of existing facilities, and the demand for new ones, will also grow. Working with a range of partners, The FA and Durham FA will work hard to make sure that investment is targeted towards the top priorities based on continued consultation with the grassroots football community.

For this very reason, investment in facilities will continue to be a top priority for The Football Association and Durham FA.