English Football League Clubs

Find out how the Premier League Stadium Fund can help teams playing in the English Football League (League Two and above)

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Grants and Eligibility

Grants limits

Dependent on previous grants received from the Football Stadia Improvement Fund, clubs may be able to apply to the Premier League Stadium Fund for a grant up to a maximum of £750,000.

Eligible Projects

If you are eligible, you may be to apply for grant aid to meet the membership conditions of your current league. If you are promoted in to the English Football League for the first time, you are eligible to apply for grant aid to meet the membership conditions of the new league, but only after your promotion has been confirmed by the league at their AGM.

Project listed below have funding available of up to 50%

  • Access roads
  • Ball Stop Netting
  • Boundary Fencing
  • Car and coach parking
  • CCTV
  • Clubhouses
  • Control rooms
  • Disability viewing platforms
  • Dugouts
  • Emergency lighting
  • Facilities for disabled supporters
  • First Aid Rooms
  • Floodlighting
  • Hard standing
  • Match official changing rooms
  • Pitch irrigation
  • Pitch maintenance machinery
  • Pitch perimeter barriers
  • Player and official walkways
  • Player changing rooms
  • Press seating
  • Spectator accommodation
  • Spectator accommodation - covered seating
  • Spectator accommodation - terracing
  • Spectator toilets
  • Steward radios
  • Tannoys and PA Systems
  • Turnstiles

Ineligible work

Through the Premier League Stadium Fund, a small number of items are ineligible for funding.  These include:

  • 3G pitches
  • Boardroom and Directors' areas
  • Digital perimeter boards and scoreboards
  • Frost covers
  • Goalposts 
  • Hybrid pitches
  • Land or stadium purchases 
  • Line-markers
  • Pitch maintenance works i.e. end of season renovations 
  • Routine maintenance i.e. decorations, repairs, boiler services 
  • Television gantries and broadcast compounds
  • Training and warm-up areas

Pre application

Supporting Documents

At the point of submission, all applicants are required to submit the following documents with their application:

  • Confirmation of planning consent
  • Copy of the club’s most recent bank statement(s)
  • Evidence of partnership funding
  • Governing document (such as the club's constitution) 
  • Past three years’ audited accounts
  • Security of tenure documents
  • Technical information, such as designs, layouts or specifications 
  • Three like-for-like quotes for each element of the work, based on the same design and specification documentation

Ground grading report

It is beneficial to have a copy of the ground grading report from your league before proceeding with a Premier League Stadium Fund application to ensure that all the work that is required is included within your submission.

Depending on the type of project you are considering, you may also be required to liaise with the Sports Grounds Safety Authority, or Level Playing Field, before submitting the application.

Please note: As of 1 July 2023, we will only accept applications from people holding the role of either Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary or Treasurer of the club applying. This will be verified with the County FA during the assessment process and any applications submitted by people not in one of these roles will be withdrawn.

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