£700 Thousand For Chichester Grassroots Football

Sports Minister Stuart Andrew and MP Gillian Keegan at Oaklands Park

Grassroots football has been given a major injection of cash in Chichester from the government and the FA.

The MP for Chichester ( pictured to the left)  is welcoming the funding for grassroots football in the town, Gillian Keegan says its money well spent.

Last week, Sports Minister Stuart Andrew ( pictured middle right)  visited Oaklands Park in Chichester, where over £700,000 from the Government, The Premier League and The FA’s Football Foundation will help Chichester City Youth FC use the expanded capacity on their new 3G pitch to support even more teams.

With the new funding, Chichester City FC and CCYFC will also build on their strong women and girls offering by increasing the number of teams within five years of completion of the new pitch. 


Research shows exercising more was the UK’s most common New Year’s resolution for 2024, and the Government is helping hundreds of thousands more people across the UK keep their resolution and get active by delivering high-quality grassroots sport facilities.

The Government’s Multi-Sport Grassroots Facilities Programme is investing in areas that are most in need of new or renovated facilities, with at least 50 per cent of the investment to be spent in the most deprived local authorities with high levels of inactivity. Through the programme more high-quality facilities are being made available for people to play football, rugby and other grassroots sports.

Since 2021, the Government, along with its partners, have helped deliver new facilities or improvements at almost 2,400 sites across the UK aiming to get at least 120,000 more people active, through the £325 million programme. This investment is supporting grassroots clubs up and down the country, including women’s and girls teams.


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