BARCLAYS COMMUNITY FOOTBALL FUND
During 2022, Sported partnered with Barclays on the Barclays Community Football Fund, offering small grants, training, kit and exclusive ticketing offers to hundreds of clubs across the UK to make football more accessible in our communities.
Barclays believe in creating opportunities for all through access to football. Through the Barclays Community Football Fund, we have supported the growth in participation in football at every level.
The scheme provided grants of £500 for groups wishing to start offering football, to those keen to expand their existing provision to new audiences or those already delivering football to under-represented young people.
Alongside the grants, the programme offered training and support resources to groups to help reduce inequalities in the participation of football. The programme had a particular focus on including girls and young people from lower socio-economic and under-represented groups – including racially diverse communities, people with disabilities, and people from the LGBTQ+ community. We have now given out all of our grants for Year 1 and the fund is now closed. We will be opening again in early 2023 so please keep checking back.
Existing grant recipients will be contacted in the new year with further opportunities available through the Barclays Community Football Fund.
Express your interest to apply for the Barclays Community Football Fund in 2023 here: https://sported.org.uk/barclays-community-football-fund-2/