The Football Foundation have provided a plan in their long term ambition to transform the landscape of grassroots football across England.
The Football Foundation have been funding facilities in Mid Sussex since 2000. They have done this by providing investment into facilities such as 3G Artificial Grass Pitches, changing pavilions and natural pitched. This has totalled a number of 19 grants at a grand value of £418,032 with additional funding for small grants such as maintenance machinery, goalposts and emergency COVID relief programme, which have not been monetarily included.
Mims Davies, the MP for Mid Sussex, has praised the creation of Football Foundation and the contribution it has made so far to Mid Sussex. She has met with their CEO and is continuing to highlight sports facilities in Mid Sussex in need of additional support.
Commenting this week, Mims said:
“As the former Sports Minister and an avid football fan, I know how football helps to bring communities together and helps young people develop transferable skills which will benefit them throughout their lives. We have some fantastic sports facilities in Mid Sussex, and I want to see them continue to grow and help enrich the lives of young people across our constituency.”
Currently, the Football Foundation’s plan for Mid Sussex have identified 4 artificial grass pitches, 31 natural grass pitches, 5 changing pavilions and 6 small-sided facilities which they hope to help – the total cost of these projects will be £9,450,125.
The local football plan was created in partnership between the Football Foundation, local authorities, sports clubs, schools and the County FA.
You can access the full plan here: https://localplans.footballfoundation.org.uk/local-authorities-index/mid-sussex/mid-sussex-local-football-facility-plan/