Funding boost for Basford United FC

Basford United FC.

The Football Stadia Improvement Fund (FSIF), supporters of the Football Foundation, and the largest founder of non league football in the country, today announced a grant of £73,038 to Basford United FC.

This award will enable Basford United FC to commence the construction of a new set of changing facilities inside of the main pitch compound. The new changing rooms will also enclose spectator toilets as well as canteen facilities for the benefit of the users of the ground.

Funded with £6m each year from the Premier League, the FSIF is the country’s largest provider of grants towards projects that help improve the comfort and safety of lower league football grounds in both the professional and amateur game. These improvements range from new football stands and turnstiles to floodlighting and improved provision for disabled supporters.

Chris Munroe, Basford United FC Director, said: “We as a club are extremely grateful to the FSIF for granting us this valuable funding that will ensure this project goes ahead. Without such support it would have been a distant dream.

“Basford United FC are committed to developing our Greenwich Avenue facility to the benefit of all users of the ground and so this grant is invaluable.”

Peter McCormick, FSIF Chairman, said: “I am delighted that my colleagues and I have been able to award this grant to Basford United FC to allow them to build new changing rooms.

“FSIF staff work hard to make sure that the funding that is generously provided by the Premier League each year goes as far as possible and benefits as many clubs and supporters as it possibly can.”

For more information contact:

• Chris Munroe on 07803 890446 or
• Harriet Drudge on 0845 345 4555 ext 4274 or

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