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Fund4Football is an initiative developed by the Manchester FA to reinvest the funds gained from disciplinary fines back into grassroots football.

In 2015, Manchester FA presented a new National Game Strategy for 2015-2019. Part of this strategy was to reduce our reliance on discipline income by 2019 and ensure any discipline income is transparently reinvested back into grassroots football in Manchester.

Over the course of the 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18 seasons, there has been a number of windows where Manchester FA member clubs at grassroots level have had the opportunity to apply for a share of the funds.

Below is an overview of what has been invested so far:

Date  Amount Invested Successful Applications
February 2016 £5,700 34
April 2016 £6,300 24
October 2016 £5,000 20
February 2017 £6,800 29
May 2017 £5,585 16
October 2017 TBA Application Window Open!

Each window we receive a high number of applications with requests for a variety of investment. The independent review panel consider all the applications using a set criteria, that include:

  • Charter Standard Annual Health Check status (if applicable).
  • Discipline Record (over the last five years).
  • Projected impact of the investment.


New Window Open!

This season all member clubs and leagues can again 'bid in' for funds. The first window of this season opens on Monday 23 October and will close on Saturday 11 November 2017.

To apply, download the documents below.

The total amount each season will increase. We are currently the only County FA to offer this to members.



If you have any questions regarding our grassroots fund, please email