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Football based funding opportunity

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The England Footballers Foundation is entering a fourth year of supporting local projects that target disadvantaged young people through football based activity. Working this year in partnership with Sport Relief we are keen to support projects that don't have the ability to access other local or national funding streams.

We are seeking to support up to 16 projects across the country, with up to £5,000 of funding available per project to directly support activity delivery costs. We are particularly keen to fund projects providing local opportunities for those young people not in employment, education and training (NEETs), in support of national efforts to help create better opportunities for young people.

To qualify, a project will need to:

•         Be delivering to young people, recognised as NEET in status, between the ages of 12 to 21 years

•         Be football based in its activity

•         Be community based with the funding received spent on activity rather than administration costs

•         Be meeting identifiable local needs

•         Be working towards sustainable post project outcomes

At this stage we are simply trying to receive expressions of interest only from local projects that meet the profile we have described above. If you are aware of a worthwhile project that might benefit from this support, or to receive further information, please respond with a short outline of the project by 25th May, to 

Any project applying for funding will need to be able to submit copies of its child protection policy, and have a signed copy of the final page from an independent referee. Without these documents we will not be able to process applications.

We will then review this list and directly invite a number of projects to submit a fuller application.

The final decision on selected projects will be presented to the players' panel for approval. It is anticipated that projects will commence from July 2011.