Pitch prep

Grass Pitch Improvement

Power up your grass pitch

We're revolutionising the state of grass football pitches across England, ensuring that by 2030, grassroots football has 20,000 'good' quality pitches to enjoy. So, if you're responsible for the maintenance of a grass pitch, find out how we can help you to power up your grass pitch below.

PitchPower

PitchPowerapp

Putting the power in your hands

PitchPower is our game-changing web app that allows you to quickly and easily inspect your grass pitch(es) directly from your mobile phone. Use the app to submit information about your pitch to the experts at the Grounds Management Association who assess the site without needing to make a visit. After the assessment is complete, you'll receive a report straight to your inbox which will tell you exactly what you need to do to improve your pitch. 

You must complete a PitchPower inspection before applying for any grass pitch funding. 

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grass pitch maintenance fund

A Six Year grant to help clubs enhance or sustain the quality of their grass pitches

The fund is a key part of the Football Foundation's Power Up Your Grass Pitch campaign - an ambition to deliver 20,000 quality grass pitches by 2030.

Who is Eligible?

All applicants must have the required security of tenure (or a signed agreement by the landowner) and have received a PitchPower Pitch Assessment Report.

Grassroots clubs
Leagues
Charities 
Education sites
National League System Clubs Step 1-6 (only for pitches at the site that are used for community football)

What can the grant be spent on?

The funding provided must be used to carry out the recommendations from your PitchPower Assessment Report. These can include: 

Contractor works e.g. slitting, scarification or decompaction
Purchasing materials e.g. seed or fertiliser
Purchasing equipment e.g. Soil Sampler

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Get in Touch

Sarah Wood
Football Development Manager

Sarah.Wood@Sheffieldfa.com
07841 466057

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