Following a successful pilot last year, the Emergency Pitch Hire Fund is accessible to all Adult Open Age matches, including league and cup matches.

Should a match be postponed due to a pitch being unplayable or unavailable, the County FA is encouraging clubs to hire out an alternative artificial or grass pitch.

Of course, we accept that clubs will incur a cost in booking another pitch – and that’s where the Emergency Pitch Hire Fund comes in. The fund will meet any additional costs the club experiences up to the value of £100 per-booking. This scheme helps to ensure that games get played, thus helping to prevent a backlog of fixtures, which the County FA appreciates is a challenge for leagues, clubs and players in adult football.

For more information on the criteria, process to receive the funding and a list of pitch providers in the city and county, please Click Here

Alternatively, contact Shaun Waite at or call 0116 284 3951.