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The NLT is pleased to announce an exciting new partnership with Wembley National Stadium Trust.  The Trust has granted us £100,000 for a pilot programme to help develop women and girls football opportunities at National League clubs. The programme will last for a year, with community projects delivering 30 weeks of continuous activity.  These range [...]
The excitement is building at National League clubs across the country as they hold their Under 11s Cup tournaments with primary schools.  These tournaments will decide which schools go on to represent the club in the regional events inn February and March 2019. The ultimate goal is to play in the finals, to be held [...]
Our next deadline for the main grant scheme is 5pm on Friday 14 December. Funds of £25,000 and £20,000 are available, depending on the club's status. What could you do with this? Maybe start some walking football, run a new girls' group or develop a partnership with someone like Sporting Memories? Or you could use [...]

The time has come, it’s the event that all of us have been waiting for. The National League Under 11s Cup Final takes place this Saturday at Wembley Arena ahead of the National League Promotion Final between Boreham Wood and Tranmere Rovers. It’s been a competitive, exhilarating and long journey for everyone who took part […]

If you thought Tuesday's South Final of the Under 11s Cup was entertaining, we have another action packed, goal-thriller and exciting day of football awaiting us this week. The Northern Finals of the cup will be held in Bradford this Friday, with the two sets of winners of the tournament playing Southern champions Woking (Beaufort [...]
Whilst most of us in the United Kingdom have been enjoying the hot weather over the last week, twelve teams (6 girls and 6 boys) have been spending their time preparing for the Southern Final ahead of the Under 11s Cup Final at Wembley on the 12th of May. The Southern Final takes place on [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 […]