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Welsh Premier League

Welsh Premier League

The FSIF provides money for clubs in the Welsh Premier League who want to improve their facilities for players, officials and spectators.

Grant limits

Welsh Premier League clubs are eligible to apply for:

  • a maximum of £400,000 over a five year cumulative period
  • a maximum grant of 50% of eligible costs.


Eligible projects

Whilst we will not automatically provide funding for work you need to undertake to meet the requirements of Welsh Premier League domestic licence, the table below indicates the types of project that are eligible under FSIF policy.

For more information on the Welsh Premier League club licencing system or the UEFA Stadium Infrastructure Regulations, please use the following guides:


We have included safety categories based on the ‘Guide to Safety at Sports Grounds’. Where appropriate, the guide provides detailed guidance to help you assess the safe capacity of a sports ground. The guide can be found at:


You are eligible to apply for grant aid to meet the membership conditions of your current league. If you are promoted in to the Welsh Premier League from the Cymru Alliance League or Welsh Football League Division One, you are eligible to apply for grant aid to meet the membership conditions of the new league, but only after your promotion has been confirmed by the league.

We base grants on the league you were in at the time you submitted your application, and our Board retains full discretion regarding what they consider appropriate.

FSIF eligibility criteria

Welsh Premier League
Maximum grant value £400k
Maximum grant percentage  50%
New covered seating Yes
New open seating No
New open or covered safe terracing Yes
Upgrading open safe terracing Yes
Convert terrace to open seating No
Convert terrace to covered seating Yes
First aid rooms Yes
Secure boundary fencing and gates Yes
Pitch perimeter rails, barriers + infill Yes
Players and officials safe walkway Yes
Pitch perimeter hardstanding Yes
PA systems (initial provision only) Yes
CCTV (initial provision only) Yes
Computerised turnstiles Yes
Control rooms Yes
Mains service connections Yes
Crush barrier installations Yes
New floodlights and upgrades1 Yes
Emergency lighting (initial provision only) Yes
Spectator toilets Yes
Press seating Yes
Turnstile and pay kiosks Yes
Changing rooms Yes
Pitch drainage Yes
Pitch irrigation2 Yes
Car and coach parking2 Yes
Access roads2 No
Stewards radios (initial provision) Yes
Hospitality areas (incl. tea bars)3 Yes
Artificial pitches No
Viewing for disabled spectators Yes
All facilities for disabled spectators Yes
Dug-outs/technical areas Yes
Pitch maintenance equipment4 Yes
Ball stop netting5 Yes
  • 1 If you need to provide floodlights to meet the membership conditions of your league, you are eligible to apply for a grant towards installing the floodlights or towards improving the floodlights if this is necessary because your club has been promoted. Replacement of bulbs and other maintenance operations are not eligible for support but the replacement of very old, defective systems would be considered. Second-hand systems might be considered subject to independent structural and electrical reports. Mobile floodlights are not eligible.
  • 2 Car and coach parking/access roads will only be considered eligible if the works are required to improve access to the ground for disabled spectators, and/or to satisfy statutory requirements imposed by the local planning authority/Highways Authority, and/or to resolve a specific issue relating to health and safety.
  • 3 Permanent buildings only with planning permission. Players' and directors' exclusive bars are not eligible.

  • 4 Eligible provided there is safe storage provision on site, insurance for theft, user instruction (including health and safety) and demonstrating sufficient, reliable voluntary labour to undertake the work. Maximum £10,000
  • 5 Eligible subject to appropriate justification (e.g. close proximity to a busy road, railway line or causing a nuisance to neighbours).


Ineligible work

  • Director's areas
  • Land/site purchase
  • Routine maintenance i.e. decorations, repairs, annual operations such as boiler servicing, pitch decompaction etc.
  • Artificial pitches
  • Goalposts 

Applying for funding

This area of the website is split into seven sections to provide support on every step of your project, from pre-application advice to the opening of your facilities. Use the navigation on the right to move between sections.

We recommend reading through all of the sections before proceeding with your project.

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