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Updated Charter Standard Benefits And Incentives

The FA is proud to support adult clubs to help them meet new challenges in grassroots football. We’ve updated The FA Adult Charter Standard Club award to make sure we represent the needs of our clubs and players in the modern game.

Clubs that complete this process and become accredited to The FA Charter Standard – Adult Club are able to claim certain benefits. These benefits change from season to season. Clubs who are accredited from the start of 2018-19 are eligible for the following:-

  • A £100 Nike kit voucher for the Adult Kit Scheme.
  • 10 Nike Strike balls
  • The ability to promote themselves as accredited The FA Charter Standard - Adult Club including the use of the logo and the Proud to be The FA Charter Standard identity
  • Eligibility to apply for a £750 ‘ Retain the Game’ grant from the Football Foundation

In return for becoming accredited The FA Charter Standard status, clubs also receive access to benefits that help to attract and retain players, volunteers and supporters. The level of support and resources available will depend on the level of accreditation a club achieves. Benefits clubs experience include:

  • Attract and retain players, supporters and volunteers
  • Funding for football equipment
  • Access to promotional resources and guidance
  • Tailored support from The FA and County FAs 

Clubs achieving The FA Charter Standard status can be proud to be the best place for people to play and enjoy football. They are able to demonstrate positive football environments where people can develop their skills, keep fit and enjoy playing as part of a friendly, inclusive community.

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