Facility Development

Facility Development
Facility Development
Facility Development
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Are you looking to update, renovate or build a football facility? Essential to starting to develop any facility project is to make contact with us.

Oxfordshire FA plays a key role in supporting and guiding applicants through the process of developing a project as well as identifying available funding to bring it to life.

We recognise the importance of high quality facilities for the game within the County and are working in partnership with our football family, Local Authorities, The FA, Sport England and other National Governing Bodies to develop and protect our existing stock as well as understand the demand for future provision.

Expressions of Interest
The FA now runs an online expression of interest form for clubs or organisations wishing to apply for funding for new facilities, where clubs can outline their project, end users and other supporting materials. Access the form

Funding for facilities is constantly changing, but we aim to keep you up to date with the main funding bodies that can support the development of any facility project. Our comprehensive guide to available funding opportunities can found on our funding page 

Support and Guidance
For more information on developing your facilities or  to discuss your project ideas contact Andy Earnshaw, County Development Manager on 01993 894 406 or email:

To support projects to develop their ideas The FA, Football Foundation and Sport England created a number of technical guidance documents which can be found below:


Changing & Pavilion Facility Development

Football Foundation Technical Guidance - Changing Accommodation

Football Foundation Changing Pavilion Refurbishment Guidance

Sport England Guide to Making a Planning Application

Pitch Maintenance & Development


FA Guide to Floodlighting

Natural Grass Pitches

Football Foundation Technical Guidance

Sport England Design & Maintenance Guidance

Management of Dual Use Football & Cricket  Sites

Pitch Capacity Guide

Third Generation Pitches

Football Foundation Technical Guidance  - Developing 3G Football Turf Pitches

FA Guide to 3G Football Turf Pitch Design Principles and Layouts

FA Third Generation Football Turf Guidance

3G Football Turf Pitch Testing

Flooding Guidance

Sport England How to Plan Ahead

Sport England Developing a Flood Club Plan

Club Flood Plan Template

Sport England Flood Resilient Design

Sport England Reacting to Flood Alert

Sport England after the Flood - Buildings

Sport England after the Flood - Pitches

General Resources

General Process Guidance

Football Foundation Technical Guidance - Sustainability

Ancillary Works

Football Foundation Requirements - Leases

Funding for Football
Charter Standard

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