In 2023 the FAW PAWB Fund panel awarded over £38,000 to support young people and families across Wales in accessing football opportunities and equipment.
The money awarded by the panel helped support 330 players, 275 families and 133 clubs/organisations across all areas of Wales.
The PAWB Fund aligns to the FAW’s key strategic objectives to provide a flexible and inclusive playing offer and make football accessible and affordable for people from different socioeconomic backgrounds.
The fourth and final application window of the PAWB Fund in the 23/24 season is now open from Monday 12 February to Friday 1 March.
The application is open to 5–18-year-olds living in Wales and can be applied for on behalf of any young player, to support and assist them with accessing football opportunities and/or equipment.
The following items are eligible for support through the fund:
- Grassroots Club Membership Fees
- Playing/Club Kit
- Football Boots
- Shin Pads
- Goalkeeper Gloves
- Sport Hijab
- Impairment Specific Equipment e.g. Sports Goggles
- Travel Costs e.g. Train, Bus or Taxi Costs to Training and Match Venues
Clubs, schools, social services, and other community organisations can apply for the fund on behalf of recipients.
The funding available will be decided by a national panel that will use the application information to assess each case. The PAWB Fund can be applied for on an annual basis to ensure support is available for young people to access regular football opportunities.
For more information visit, pawb.cymru/pawbfund
Access the PAWB Fund application: fawales.co/PAWBFund23
For any questions you may have on the PAWB Fund please contact PAWBfund@faw.cymru