Budweiser Club Futures will help clubs improve various parts of their general facilities such as clubhouses and catering. The essence of the programme is to shine a light on grassroots football and help clubs to help themselves, making each team more sustainable within the community.
The financial stability which comes with winning a grant will give all the clubs the opportunity to create a legacy in their community to inspire future generations of footballers.
Launched in August, the Budweiser Club Futures programme will invest £1million directly into grassroots football in the UK over the next two seasons as part of Budweiser’s FA Cup sponsorship.
All of the eight regional winning clubs are now in with a game-changing chance of winning one additional £100,000 super grant to top up their funds to a mighty £150,000 following a vote by football fans on Facebook. The voting opened on Monday 28th January 2013 on the Budweiser UK and The FA Cup Facebook pages and closes on 28th February.
The North East winner was Blyth Town FC and they desperately need your vote to help win that extra £100,000 which could do so much to help support football development in the north east – get voting!
Budweiser Club Futures ambassador, Alan Pardew, said: “This is a significant amount of money for these clubs. We received some terrific applications and it was a hard process to whittle it down to the eight winners. Having started my career at grassroots level, I know just how hard it is to sustain a local club and can’t emphasise enough the importance of a programme like Budweiser Club Futures.”