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The final regional tournament will take place on Wednesday 29 March at Sincil Bank, home of National League leaders and FA Cup heroes Lincoln City.  Hosted by Imps in the Community and sing the Club's artificial pitch, the last club to reach the final will be decided. Taking part are: Boston United                  Spalding Parish Primary [...]
Tuesday 28 March sees the North West regional final of the cup, with Stockport County hosting the event.  Teams from across the area will compete to be the third club to qualify for the Wembley finals. Those taking part are: AFC Fylde                          Ansdell [...]
After an exciting South East final last Wednesday, the South West Final will take place in Bath on Monday 27 March.  Hosted and organised by Bath City FC Community Foundation, seven teams will battle it out for the prize of playing at Wembley on 14th May. The competitors are: Bath City         [...]
The inaugural National League Under 11s Cup reaches the regional final stage next week.  Primary schools from across the country have competed at tournaments run by 40 National League clubs and now meet in regional competitions to decide the four schools who will play at Wembley. The tournaments take place on: South East – Woking, [...]

Those Club Community Organisations who had not yet applied for their grant this year have until 24 March to submit their application.  This has been a busy year, with many different project receiving funding. So far, over £750,000 has been offered to 38 clubs for 42 projects. Not sure if you are eligible to apply, […]

The winter has been a busy time for National League Trust trustees, as a number of projects received their presentation cheques for their recent grant awards. Chairman Brian Lee MBE and trustees Lord Faulkner of Worcester and Dennis Leman (PFA) travelled the length and breadth of the country to see some of the grant work [...]
Funding helps develop girls’ football in Essex In July, the Trust awarded funds towards a new programme at Dagenham & Redbridge FC to help their community trust set up a girls’ football project Eastbury School. The Community Trust organised girls football festivals over half-term week to celebrate the success of the girls’ projects. Some of [...]
Lincoln City FC Sport & Education Trust - known as Imps in the Community - have been successful in achieving funding from BBC Children in Need for the Get Onside Programme. They have been awarded a grant of £118,113 over 3 years. This will help make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and [...]
GRANTS NOW OVER £4.76m The Autumn proved to be a busy season for the Trust, as Club Community Organisations (CCOs) took the opportunity to apply for funds to run programmes over the winter months. Trustees awarded 18 grants in October, amounting to just over £307,000. Some were to new project and other additional funding to [...]
Southport Football Club has joined forces with leading UK charity Action for Children to launch ‘Parents on the Ball’, an innovative and fun community programme which will equip participants in Sefton with new parenting skills and confidence. The programme, based at Southport’s Merseyrail Community Stadium, will offer mums, dads, grandparents and other carers from Southport [...]

Programme launched for the new school year The National League Trust is pleased to be part of this exciting new programme, aimed at supporting the delivery of PE and sport in primary schools, together with PHSE, literacy and numeracy programmes. The programme will be delivered by Premier League and English Football League clubs. One National […]

GRANTS NOW TOP OVER £4.47m   Trustees awarded new grants in August, totalling £340,00o to some new and some longstanding programmes at National League clubs. Awards included funding for girls’ programmes at Dagenham & Redbridge and Wrexham, walking football programmes at Weston Super Mare and York City. Further funding was given to support the general […]