Women's Football Pyramid (Tier 1 to 4)

Find out how the Premier League Stadium Fund can help teams playing at Tier 1 to 4 of the Women’s Football Pyramid.

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Grants and Eligibility

Grant limits

Dependent on the club's place within the football pyramid and historic investment received from the Football Stadia Improvement Fund in the last five years, it may be able to apply to the Premier League Stadium Fund for a grant of up to the maximum cumulative grant value outlined below. 

For example, a club that plays at Tier 3, can apply for up to £100k in any given five-year period, and will not receive more than a 70% grant for any project. 

If it were promoted during this time, the cumulative grant amount would increase to £400k, less any grants received in the previous five years. 

Women's Football Pyramid Maximum cumulative grant value* Maximum percentage grant
Tier 1 £750,000 50% to 70%
Tier 2 £400,000 50% to 70%
Tier 3 £100,000 50% to 70%
Tier 4 £100,000 50% to 70%

Eligible Projects

You are eligible to apply for grant aid to meet the membership conditions of your current league. If you are promoted, 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 its AGM. 

Projects are listed below with an associated % of funding available.

Ineligible work

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

  • 3G pitches (these may be eligible through the Premier League Club Development Fund or the Football Foundation)
  • Boardroom and Directors areas
  • Broadcast compounds
  • Digital perimeter boards and scoreboards
  • Floodlights (applications should be made through the LED Floodlight Fund) 
  • Frost covers
  • Goalposts
  • Land or stadium purchases
  • Line-markers
  • Pitch maintenance works i.e. end of season renovations
  • Routine maintenance i.e. decorations, repairs, boiler services
  • Training and warm-up areas

Pre application

Supporting Documents

All applicants are required to submit the following documents:

  • 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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