Words: Alex Birch; Graphic: The Football Foundation
AFTER our successful application for a Pitch Preparation grant in May, we’ve now received a further £500 from the Football Foundation’s Club Preparation Fund.
The grant will help us to get Victory Park, and specifically the social club, ready for when football returns following the enforced coronavirus break.
We’d like to thank the Football Foundation for offering another grant which will allow us to get the social club up to the standards expected for dealing with social distancing regulations once fans are allowed back to Victory Park. Any financial help at this time is very much appreciated and the money will be put to really important use – Terry Robinson
The Football Foundation is a collaboration between the Department for Culture, Media & Sport, the Premier League and the Football Association – under the banner ‘Together For Football’ – with a commitment to “improving the experience of playing football for everyone who loves the beautiful game.”
We know the huge benefits playing regular football can have on individuals’ physical and mental well-being. That’s why we’re committed to transforming the face of grassroots football facilities in this country. It’s therefore very welcome news to hear that this funding will support Chorley.
Working with our partners – the Premier League, The FA, government and Sport England – we will be investing in over £1bn worth of local facilities across the country over the next decade. We believe we can transform lives and strengthen communities by unlocking the power of pitches and this is another project that brings us closer to that ultimate goal – Robert Sullivan (Interim Chief Executive, Football Foundation)
Everyone connected with Chorley FC would like to thank the Football Foundation for their assistance during football’s temporary shutdown.