The Football Foundation is the UK’s largest sports charity. It was established in 2000 after the Premier League, The FA and the Government, via Sport England, joined forces to create an independent charitable vehicle to deliver their grassroots facilities investment. Over the last 17 years they have delivered £1.4 billion of grassroots sports projects into local communities across the country. These have developed new or refurbished facilities, including sports pitches and changing pavilions. These are fully sustainable and are increasing longer-term participation in football and a range of other sports. There are also vibrant communication hubs that act as platforms on which a range of benefits to wider
society, beyond sport, can be developed. Many local people that participate each week at facilities funded by the Football Foundation are also improving their physical and mental well-being, gaining qualifications and career experience and learning many other life skills.
The Football Foundation's 2017 Annual Review is now available to read. To see how they channel funding from the Premier League, The FA, the UK Government Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and Sport England into improving grassroots sports facilities up and down the country.
To read the digital version click here or to download the PDF version please see below.