Bedfordshire FA is delighted to announce that we have entered into a new and exciting official partnership with GiveToLocal.
GiveToLocal are the sports fundraising experts and currently support the fundraising efforts of community clubs across the UK in a range of sports. We have been really impressed with their model and the support they give to clubs to help ensure they develop long term sustainable funding which is crucial to the success of every grassroots football club.
Bedfordshire FA join 13 other County FA’s as official partners of GiveToLocal as well as many National Governing Bodies in other sports.
Marc Di Carlo, Football Development Officer at Bedfordshire FA said, “We are all delighted to be back playing football after the impact of coronavirus and it is truly great to see. It is now vitally important we secure a healthy future for the grassroots game to ensure everyone in all of our communities have positive, long-term opportunities to play football. We are therefore delighted to be working with GiveToLocal as they offer a unique fundraising model that offers our clubs a great opportunity to develop sustainable income by becoming even more connected with their local communities.
“We also think it is fantastic that GiveToLocal don’t charge any platform, set up or ongoing fees and guarantee 100% of all donations go to the club which was important to us as an organisation. If clubs get behind it, the GiveToLocal model and support will make a positive and lasting difference for their club and the opportunities they can provide into the future.”
GiveToLocal’s service is available to all clubs affiliated to Bedfordshire FA and their unique model encourages individuals to support their local grassroots football club from as little as £3 per month and businesses from just £10 a month. Everyone can contribute, and everyone benefits.
“GiveToLocal is all about making a difference and supporting local communities and I’m absolutely delighted that we are going to be working with the Bedfordshire FA to support their clubs” said Colin Stromsoy, Director of Strategic Partnerships at GiveToLocal.
“Marc and his team have been very supportive of our work with clubs for a long time and together with everyone at GiveToLocal we have been so inspired by the passion they have to improve football across their county. We’re determined to play our part in securing a great future for clubs across Bedfordshire, supporting officials, coaches, players, parents and volunteers to help make their clubs more sustainable and more connected in their communities.
“We’re really looking forward to working with Marc and his team - getting clubs registered, raising funds and making a difference – that’s what it is all about and we can’t wait to get started!”
To find out more about GiveToLocal and to register your club visit https://www.givetolocal.com/club-futures/football