Football Development Group

The Sports Development Team has set up Sports Specific Development Groups to lead the development of priority sports across South Somerset. This page will be regularly updated to keep you informed of developments

The South Somerset Football Development Group

The South Somerset Football Development Group comprises of representatives from South Somerset District Council, Somerset FA, local leagues and football across the district. If you would like to get involved with the South Somerset Football Development Group, please contact the sports development team on 01935 462544 or Contact us online

Football Foundation

The Football Foundation is one of the largest sports charities in the world and certainly the largest in the UK. Funded by the Premier League, The FA and the Government, the Football Foundation is a unique partnership between Central Government and the UK's leading sports industry.

The mission of the Football Foundation is to improve facilities, create opportunities and build communities throughout England.

Football Foundation - Funding Schemes

The Facilities Scheme provides funding to develop new or improve facilities for community benefit. These include changing rooms or clubhouses, grass or artificial pitches and multi-games areas.

The Community Scheme aims to create opportunities and build communities by funding projects that use football and sport as tool to development social change. This scheme also funds projects that address social exclusion and inequalities in education and health.

The Small Grants Scheme aims to support small projects that aim to increase participation by both players and volunteers in grass roots football by supporting the costs associated with providing new activity.

The Goalpost Safety Scheme provides grants to replace football goals, which fail to meet the British Standards safety requirements and also new goalposts for new pitches.

The Junior Kit Scheme provides grants for junior kit and equipment to under 18 teams and adults with disabilities.

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Onside Football Project

The Sports Development Team has developed an extremely popular Football programme for young people. For further details on the Onside Football Project visit Onside Football Skills Training