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Retain the Game 2018 Adult Team Funding – Information and WebEx

The Football Foundation’s ‘Retain the Game 2018’ is now available with the aim to provide grants of £750 per club for the retention of existing adult male clubs through investment into facility hire, first aid courses and/or equipment with funding provided by The FA.

ECFA will be forwarding this information out to all clubs but if you can share this across your committee network and on league websites and social media it would be most appreciated to ensure that the message gets across to as many clubs as possible.

The application window opens on 18th April 2018 and is due to close on Monday 30th May 2018.

–          The eligibility criteria focuses on;

  • Clubs that operate with two or more male teams  (current u/17-u/21, Open Age and Vets) that;
    • Hold the FA’s Adult Charter Standard Award
    • Operate in a Charter Standard Development or Charter Standard Community Club OR
    • Adult Clubs with two or more adult male teams that commit to becoming FA Adult Charter Standard within season 2018/19

FA research has demonstrated that Adult Charter Standard Clubs and Leagues are more sustainable and intervention is warranted as participation in adult male equates to 25% of all affiliated teams nationwide. Therefore, Retain the Game offers a total of £1m nationally to successful applicants and launches this April to support, sustain and retain participation amongst adult male football.


Please see the attached documents regarding guidance notes, eligibility criteria and information document to help support your application.

In addition to this support, ECFA are providing more clarity on the funding and guidance on applications by hosting an online WebEx – all relevant details can be found below;

·         Thursday 26th April 2018

·         Meeting start time – 7:30pm – 8:30pm

·         If you cannot attend the meeting we will record this and send it out in a later email.

Essex County Football Association invites you to join this WebEx meeting.

Retain the Game 2018

Thursday, April 26, 2018

7:30 pm  |  GMT Summer Time (London, GMT+01:00)  |  1 hr

Meeting number (access code): 842 902 628

Meeting password: 8U6QbBpm

If there’s any further questions then please don’t hesitate to contact.

Best Wishes,

Lana Gillard

Football Development Officer (Monday – Wednesday)

(Areas covered: Braintree, Colchester, Maldon & Tendring)

T: 01245 393 092

F: 01245 393 089


A: Essex County FA, The County Office, Springfield Lyons Approach, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 5LB



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