With constant pressure on public funds, the landscape for the voluntary sector, which the majority of football clubs operate within, is challenging. Charities, voluntary groups and social enterprises must be resilient, innovative and entrepreneurial in order to survive and thrive.
The good news is that there are many organisations who provide support to help voluntary organisations to build resilience, support business development and innovation. Critically, much of this support is free or low-cost.
The Funding Centre was commissioned by The National Lottery Community Fund to create the first map of the third sector support landscape in Wales, and to inform the wider discussion about how best to support the sector in the future.
Click on the link below to see the support available to your clubs based on your location. If you would like further information, contact your local Football Development Manager.
CLUB SUPPORT HELPLINE
Clubs that are affiliated directly to the FAW or to the FAW through their Area Association are eligible to access a dedicated helpline provided by the Welsh Sports Association that includes a range of support services to help and guide clubs.
Contact the helpline on 0300 300 3117 and select from the following options:
Option 1 - NSPCC Helpline
Option 2 - Taxation including advice on CASC and Charitable status
Option 3 - Governance & Finance
Option 4 - VAT
Option 5 - Legal helpline (1 hour free legal consultation)
Option 6 - HR support
Option 7 - Commercial Development in Sport
Option 8 - Insurance and Risk Management
Clubs may need to quote the following membership number: FAWclub001
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