Successful Projects - Bid Writing

Since 2008, we have worked and completed many applications to the Football Foundation.  Some projects have been delierved within 6-8 weeks, whilst others (due to complex issues) have taken over 18 months to get the funding!  As of early 2020 funding for over 55 sites have been awarded with a total project cost of over £40 million. All applications submitted today have been awarded full grants ranging from 25% to 90% of the project costs. We have worked on behalf of Local Authorities, Schools, Professional Football Clubs, County Football Association and Amateur Football Clubs. Projects have included the development of 3G artificial grass pitches, changing pavilions and natural turf pitches.

A number of bids have included combined grants with other funding providers including Sport England, local charities and local authorities.

The relationship we have with staff at the FA and Football Foundation ensures that we can deliver their requirements within the identified timescale to ensure a successful bid.

Submissions have been made to Sport England Community Asset Fund, Inspired Facilities Fund, Protecting Playing Fields Fund and Improvement Fund with projects ranging from improvements to drainage on sports facilities to the development of an indoor climbing centre and new leisure facility.

East Staffordshire School Sports Partnership

We were awarded a contract in 2010 to manage the school sports partnership and subsequently deliver the School Games programme in East Staffordshire. This includes working with 62 primary and secondary schools. 38 primary schools now buy into an enhanced programme of support we deliver including CPD, additional competitions, leadership and gifted and talented activities. The schools programme is now coordinated by a dedicated School Sports Officer, employed through Castele Consultancy Ltd.