McDonalds Kick Start Grants

Status: Open for applications


They have created a grant scheme for everyone who’s involved in community football. With up to £75,000 available this year, they want to help you out by awarding cash grants to the most deserving clubs throughout the UK.

Extended Description

You can apply for anything, which will help to support, grow or develop your players and the community.

You can apply for one-off grants of between £500 to £2500 including VAT for a single project.

Examples of things McDonald’s will support include, but are not limited to:
- Club facilities, grounds-keeping tools, training courses, pitch hire, mini-vans and washing machines; whatever your club and team could significantly benefit from.

Examples of things McDonald’s will not support include:
- Advertising and promotions, fundraisers, kit/team wear, club trips/tours, holiday training camps and club personnel wages/expenses e.g. fuel.

For the avoidance of doubt, an application must be submitted and approved prior to the project commencing for it to be considered eligible for a grant. No grant will be awarded for work that has already been completed prior to an application being submitted and approved.

Application Process       

Before you apply please read the terms and conditions  on the website to ensure your application is eligible.

You can apply by accessing the application form.

You will need to provide all relevant supporting documentation which you can upload to the form. Such documentation could include a quote for work to be carried out.

Key Criteria         

You can apply for a grant on behalf of your club, as long as they are recognised by your national FA, and have at least one team at or below junior (U18) level.

You must be over 18 and involved with the club at some level, such as a coach, volunteer or parent.

Only one application can be made per club per project application period.

If you or your club have previously applied for a grant but have been unsuccessful, you can reapply at any time in the remaining application periods.

At the request of McDonald’s, all applicants must be prepared to provide identification and evidence of their eligibility to apply for a grant.     


Contact Details

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