Funding Opportunity - McDonaldís KickStart Grants
11th October 2013
McDonalds has announced that the next deadline for applications to its Kick Start Grants Programme is the 31st December 2013.
The aim of the programme is to support community football throughout the UK. A total of £75,000 is available this year through the McDonalds Kick Start scheme and local community football teams can apply for grants of between £500 and £2,500 for activities such as:
Improving club facilities
Grounds-keeping tools; training courses
Washing machines for kit; etc.
Individuals can apply for a grant on behalf of their club, as long as they are recognised by their national FA, and have at least one team at or below junior (U18) level. Applicants must be over 18 and involved with the club at some level, such as a coach, volunteer or parent. For example, Coplestonians FC received a helping hand to carry out vital clubhouse development - the roof and floor were repaired and they introduced running water and electricity to the facility. The club can now offer refreshments to all teams and parents, as well as provide lighting for the changing areas during evening training sessions.