Could Budweiser Deal Net Imps £50K- £100K
The FA, in association with Budweiser, have announced a new scheme that could pave the way for up to 8 non-league clubs to receive £50,000 each year. This would be a non repayable grant with one lucky club receiving a double bubble £100,000 each season.
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The Imps Community status has seen us successfully bid for several grants over the last few years including the Club is the Hub. The new campaign, christened Budweiser Club Futures, will however see some competition for the money, as it is open to level five, six and seven of the league pyramid: –
- 5 – BSP or Conference : National (24)
- 6 – BSS & BSN Conference North & South (44)
- 7- (Evo-Stick) Northern Premier League (22) Zamaretto) Southern League Premier (22) (Ryman) Isthmian League Premier (22)
The FA’s director of football development, Sir Trevor Brooking, said: “This £1million investment as part of the Budweiser Club Futures programme is a fantastic gesture, with the £100,000 super grant being a real pot of gold for the clubs involved.”
Applications close on October 31 and can be made via the FA’s website.
The statement on the Football Association website reads:
Budweiser Club Futures will give eight grants of £50,000 to clubs across the country per season over the next two years.
Those grants aim to help clubs to become more financially sustainable by improving their facilities.
Projects that could be funded by the grants include everything from building conference facilities, improving any part of the clubhouse interior or exterior, and expanding the car park.
Anything that helps a club grow and play an even larger role in their local community.
Within each season, one of the chosen eight clubs will be given the chance to win an additional £100,000 super grant – as voted by football fans through the official FA Cup and Budweiser UK Facebook pages.