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Premier League Stadium Fund

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The Premier League provides financial support for clubs throughout the football pyramid to make improvements to their stadiums, including ground-grading requirements and funds to help enhance financial sustainability.

The Premier League is increasing financial support for clubs throughout the football pyramid to make improvements to their stadiums, via the Premier League Stadium Fund.

The new Stadium Fund, launched in March 2022, is part of the £1.6billion the Premier League will invest between 2022 and 2025 to support communities and the wider game.

Grants totalling £16million are being made available to clubs in the National League System and women's football pyramid until the end of the 2022/23 season.

The Stadium Fund takes on the existing work of the Football Stadia Improvement Fund, through which the League has provided more than 5,500 grants worth over £185m since 2000 to support the development of stadiums and fan-engagement projects at all levels of the game.

This has benefited 1,030 clubs across 114 leagues including the EFL, National League System and Women’s Football Pyramid and has included 309 stadium developments, 241 clubhouses, 717 stands/terraces, 541 floodlights and 471 changing rooms.

The existing annual investment has been more than doubled, to support ground improvements for lower-league clubs.

Premier League Stadium Fund grants will enable clubs to invest in projects to develop many aspects of their grounds, including the ongoing improvements required for stadiums to meet the requirements of the league that clubs play in.

The Premier League will also provide specific support for clubs in their recovery from the impact of COVID-19, helping them to enhance links with their local communities.

These grants will allow clubs to develop areas such as clubhouses, hospitality areas, catering and other facilities to benefit fans and increase revenue streams to build larger, more sustainable clubs.

Clubs that play at Step 1 to 6 of the National League System and Tiers 1 to 4 of the Women’s Football Pyramid are eligible to apply for grants through the Premier League Stadium Fund.

The Football Foundation will manage the administration of the grants to clubs. For applications and to find out more, visit