Barclays has partnered with Sported to make small grants available for groups wishing to start offering football, those keen to expand their existing provision to new audiences or those already delivering football to under-represented groups.
Charities will be able to register their interest in the Barclays Community Football Fund on the website from the end of this month. A total of 50 grants worth £2,000 and 1,800 grants of £500 will be awarded each year, equating to £1m every 12 months.
The programme’s engagement will focus on girls and young people from lower socio-economic and under-represented groups: culturally diverse communities, people with disabilities, and people from the LGBTQ+ community.
The fund will welcome applications from not-for-profit organisations including community groups, youth groups and traditional football clubs.