City football teams are being given the chance to earn grant funding through drinks giant Budweiser.
They will be investing £1 million directly into grassroots football in the UK over the next two seasons as part of their FA cup sponsorship, local MPs Mark Lancaster and Iain Stewart have encouraged local football clubs to apply for one of Budweiser’s Club Future grants.
Budweiser Club Futures will aim to ‘help clubs to help themselves’ by improving any part of their general facilities. As a long-standing supporter of football around the world, Budweiser understands the importance of grassroots football in developing future heroes of the game, and the vital role football plays in bringing together local communities all around the world.
Eight grants will be available during the 2012/13 season, with a further eight grants available during the 2013/14 season. Within each season, one of the chosen eight clubs will win an additional £100,000 super grant – as voted by football fans from early next year through the official FA Cup and Budweiser UK Facebook pages.
Speaking about the initiative Mark Lancaster MP said: “This is an excellent opportunity for investment in grassroots football to happen in Milton Keynes. We are a very sporty city and this funding would enable more children to take up this fantastic sport.”
Milton Keynes South MP Iain Stewart added: “I really would encourage the many league teams in the city, who work with our young people, to apply for the grant funding so that we can develop more future sports champions.”