What We Do
The Kent FA Charitable Foundation aims to invest in football activities and facilities across Kent and South East London that enable people to improve their mental, social and physical well being. It will support football participation levels for players of all abilities, especially for those who are currently physically inactive.
We aim to inspire the volunteer network that underpins grassroots football and enables local football to flourish. At the same time we will seek to get more people physically active through football and ensuring underrepresented groups have appropriate football opportunities.
This website also provides the opportunity for those involved in football who have suffered injury or illness to make applications for grant aid to the Kent County Football Association Benevolent Fund.
Current Grants Available
Community Grant (Up to £2,000)
Community football grants provide small amounts of funding to help volunteers along the way in their quest to simply provide football opportunities and retain participation levels.
Community grants will be prioritised where they can demonstrate that the funding will ultimately support the creation of new teams or sustaining existing teams
Strategic Grant (£2,000 to £5,000)
Strategic football grants provide funding for projects that will have a positive impact on increasing football participation levels. It can include the following areas: Clubhouse refurbishment; Pitch works or ground maintenance and Football development projects
Targeted Grant (£200)
During each year there will be windows for targeted football grant applications to meet the strategic aims of the Kent FA to get more people physically active through football and ensuring underrepresented groups have appropriate football opportunities.
In Year 2 (2018/19) We will offer up to £200 of funding to teams that will affiliate or are affiliated to Kent FA as a Futsal team. This funding will help you purchase the necessary equipment and fund a coach to attend an FA Level 1 in Coaching Futsal. It will also help your session get up and running by funding affiliation to Kent FA, specialist insurance and your initial bookings at an appropriate venue.
Injured Player Grant
To grant assistance to players and others directly connected with affiliated bodies or within jurisdiction of the Association who may be injured whilst playing football or who may be incapacitated through illness and who really need such assistance.