CFF celebrates 12 months of inspirational Fit-For-Future facilities

Since its launch in October 2022, the Cymru Football Foundation (CFF) has invested over £8 million to facility projects across the Wales. 

The CFF supports the development of football through investment and guidance as it delivers on the Football Association of Wales’ (FAW) commitment to develop inspirational fit-for-future football facilities that will improve and grow Welsh football on and off the pitch. 

Supported by funding from the UK Government, the CFFs Fit-For-Future Facilities Programme has awarded £4.6m to support large capital projects such as changing rooms, clubhouse developments and artificial grass pitches. Meanwhile, through the Fit-For-Future Equipment Fund, the CFF has awarded over £1m to support over 80 projects such as pitch maintenance equipment and portable floodlights. 

Using a £300k investment from Sport Wales, clubs have been supported by a Sustainability Fund to make environmentally friendly changes to their facilities. The supported projects will lead to a reduction in emissions by over 50 carbon tonnes per year. This will result in £300K year-round cost savings over the next 10 years. 

“We are extremely pleased and proud to have supported so many projects, in just twelve months, that will deliver such an impact within communities. We look forward to continuing to our work with funding partners to achieve our goal of Inspirational and Fit-for-Future Facilities across Wales.”

Aled Lewis, Head of Facility Investment and Operations at Cymru Football Foundation

The CFF has awarded £2m to projects that will improve facilities for women and girls, including female friendly changing rooms; and over £1.8m has been awarded to projects located in 30% of the most deprived communities in Wales. 

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