MALVERN Town FC has applied for £10k worth of funding from the Buildbase renovation programme in a bid to create a new club kitchen.
The cash would pay for building materials as part of the scheme which is open to local non-league clubs.
Ten prizes of £10k are up for grabs for clubs to revamp kitchens, changing rooms or flooring.
The club has chosen to renovate a disused building at Malvern Town FC to house a large modern kitchen, entrance hall and rooms for use by the local community.
The new spaces will allow the club to broaden and increase the types of use, such as community group meetings, various clubs/activities and learning opportunities for local people of all ages. It will also enable the club to plan and deliver education, including BTEC sports qualifications.
Judges from Buildbase and the FA will select nine winners based on how clubs’ refurbishment plans will have a positive impact on both the club and community.
And one club will become a winner based on votes submitted by local fans through the Buildbase website and social media.
Fans will be able to help their favourite club towards this ‘golden winning ticket’ when voting opens in early February 2022.
The Buildbase Non-league Club Renovation programme is open to all clubs taking part in the Buildbase FA Trophy and Vase competitions.
Clubs have until January 31 to apply online at Buildbase.co.uk.
Winners will be informed in February 2022 and will have nine months to complete their project.
Over the coming weeks Buildbase branches across England will be helping clubs to plan and cost their projects, with trade prices offered to those involved in the Buildbase FA Trophy and Vase competitions.
Paul Roche, Managing Director at Buildbase said: “After running the bursary for several years, we know that new changing rooms and kitchens are the facilities that really make a difference to non-league clubs. This year, we’re offering prizes to more clubs than ever and hope it will help them to greater success.”
Buildbase Non-League Ambassador and talkSPORT presenter Tony Incenzo will be helping to raise awareness of the programme and encouraging clubs to apply.
He said: “This really is the perfect prize for non-league clubs around the country. Every club is striving to improve their facilities for the benefit of fans and the local community projects they embrace.
“It is great the Buildbase bursary is supporting non-league football at a time when money is tight for clubs in the Covid-19 pandemic.”
Buildbase has been running a non-league club renovation programme each year since becoming the title sponsor of the FA Trophy and Vase in 2016.