Oxfordshire FA’s Team Development Fund is now open for clubs who are looking to start new teams.
Last season we received nine successful applications and supported the generation of 10 new teams and the retention of three teams, from mini-soccer to adult football with over £5000 invested.
The Team Development Fund is designed to increase participation and support the costs associated with starting a new team. Up to £750 is available per team.
All Oxfordshire FA affiliated Charter Standard Clubs are eligible to apply for funding to help create new teams. Applications are being accepted for teams within the following target groups:
• Women's and Girls’ football
• Male teams - from U14 and above
• Teams progressing to U21 football
• Disability football
Funding can only be used for player recruitment and long term sustainability. The funding can go towards coaching courses and workshops, essential training equipment, facility hire, player accident insurance, affiliation costs, marketing and promotion, hire of FA qualified coaches etc. A breakdown of expenditure must be listed on the application form and Oxfordshire FA can provide limits on the amount of funding provided for certain items.
If your application is successful you will be awarded 50% of the funding at the start of the project. The remaining 50% will be issued when your new team is affiliated for the 2016-17 season. You will also be asked to sign a Service Level Agreement and provide regular updates.
The application window is open from Tuesday 18th April until Friday 19th May. All applications will be considered and clubs will be informed week commencing 5th June with a decision. If successful, funding will be issued at the end of June.
Application forms can be found below.
For further information please contact James Shiplee, Football Development Officer on 01993 894403 or via email Development@OxfordshireFA.com.