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6th of July 2021

Prestwich and Whitefield JFC celebrate funding success for football’s big return.

£750 awarded to Prestwich and Whitefield JFC to grow grassroots football participation In Junior Football.

Football in Prestwich and Whitefield received a boost today as Prestwich and Whitefield JFC was awarded a £750 grant by the Premier League, The FA and Government’s Football Foundation.

The £750 grant, part of the Foundation’s Return to Football Fund, Is helping Prestwich and Whitefield JFC to restart following the lifting of government restrictions on grassroots football. The grant was made possible thanks to funding from The FA and Sport England through the Football Foundation.

This money will be used for a programme aimed at bringing new players into the game/to cover the cost of adapting to COVI0-19 rules/to relaunch the player recruitment programme which alms to provide local youths to participate in footoall around their local area.

Prestwich and Whitefield JFC hopes that it’s new programme will enable It to significantly grow participation in football in within Greater Manchester.

Prestwich and Whitefield JFC Chairman George, said: “We’re grateful for the opportunity to receive this fund that helps the Return to Football and the difference it will make to encourage kids to play footoall In the area.” Robert Sullivan, Chief Executive of the Football Foundation said: “This grant award to Prestwich and Whitefield JFC towards Player Recruitment is vital for the local community in Prestwich and Whltefleld as they get back to playing football. Our Return to Football fund is supporting clubs across the country, helping them to kick-start our national game again locally and try to recover from the effects of COVID-19. “

“This is part of our wider ambition to transform our grassroots game and unlock the power of pitches, something we hope to get back to in full force as restrictions are lifted.”

The £2.1m Return to Football Fund is directly targeted at groups of people whose participation has been affected most by COVID-19, offering clubs up to £2,500 each.

The grant comes as part of an investment of more than £16m that has been made available to help clubs prepare for the restart of grassroots football following the COVID-19 pandemic. In March, the Foundation declared “Game on” and announced three funds to get football’s 12 million grassroots players back on the pitch.

The Football Foundation is the UK’s largest sports charity and exists to improve the experience of playing football for everyone, by championing fair access to quality facilities.

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