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Football Foundation Grant Success

Football Foundation Grant Success

By Admin .
8 June 2020
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We're delighted to have been awarded a £1,500 Pitch Preparation Fund grant from the Premier League, The FA and the Government’s Football Foundation.

The Pitch Preparation Fund was set up in support of the game, which is currently facing unprecedented challenges because of the COVID-19 outbreak. The Fund is providing grants to clubs that have lost out on normal revenue streams during this difficult period.

The funding will supplement recent close-season maintenance to top dress and verti-drain the club's Walton Lane pitch, so that it's in tip-top condition for when it is safe to play football again, following Government advice.

Clubs are also being given access to the Football Foundation Groundskeeping Community. This is a free online resource the Foundation developed with The FA and the Grounds Management Association, containing advice and guidance.

Chairman, Neil Redman, said: "It's fantastic news to receive this funding from the Football Foundation, which will benefit all age groups.

"It's quite well known locally that we take great pride in maintaining the pitch at Walton Lane both for our own benefit and as a wider community asset.

"But with the impact of the season stopping early, finances have meant that we've only really been able to cover the basics, so this will be a huge help as we prepare for the new season ahead - it gives everyone a lift, and we are extremely grateful to the Football Foundation in making this award to us."

Robert Sullivan, Interim Chief Executive of the Football Foundation, said: “This is a vital grant to help Bosham get their pitch match-fit.

“The Premier League, The FA and Government’s Football Foundation exists to help provide quality infrastructure at the lower-levels of the game.

"Pitch Preparation Fund grants like this one are giving a helping hand to clubs across the country to get their playing surfaces ready for when the game is allowed to begin again following government advice.”

The Football Foundation is a charity funded by the Premier League, The FA and the Government, through Sport England.

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