Football flood relief fund expanded

Ten flood-stricken counties across the north of England can now access £750,000 emergency fund

Flooded football pitch

The Emergency Football Relief Fund, setup to help clubs affected by flooding in the north of England, has been expanded to offer relief in more counties.

The £750,000 fund, which was setup last month to offer aid in the worst-affected regions, is now also available to clubs affiliated to the Manchester, Liverpool, Cheshire and North Riding County FAs.

December was the wettest month ever recorded in the UK and the stormy conditions have continued for many into the new year, affecting many football clubs across the country.

The Emergency Fund, which is administered by the Football Foundation, aims to help grassroots clubs in the worst-affected regions to rebuild and repair pitches and facilities to have suffered storm damage and flooding.

The funding is available for grassroots football and Step 1-7 clubs that need help to make facilities safe and fit for purpose following damage by the recent storms, enabling football to continue as quickly as possible.

The fund is focused upon, but not limited to, the following County FA regions: Cheshire, Cumberland, Durham, Lancashire, Liverpool, Manchester, North Riding, Northumberland, Westmorland and West Riding.

The Emergency Football Relief Fund is managed by the Football Foundation and funded by its key partners, the Football Association, Premier League and Sport England.

Any clubs affected by the storms who wish to access the emergency fund should contact their local County FA. Contact details are available on the TheFA.com.

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1 Comment

  1. paula young on January 26, 2016 at 11:15 am

    the funding is very weicome speaking on behalf of my husband who is a coach for fleetwood gym fc under 16s who has not had a game for nearly 12 weeks because of the pitches in fleetwood and blackpool being water loged.

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