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McDonald’s KickStart grants

Over the years we’ve given away over £100,000 to hundreds of worthy applicants, improving the standard of grassroots football across the country. However, McDonald’s KickStart Grant applications are now closed.

Applicants who have already applied can find FAQs and Terms & conditions below.

Terms and conditions

What is the selection process?

Applications for grants will be considered by a McDonald's panel of judges, including a representative from your national Football Association.

The panel will meet at the end of each project application period to decide the projects that will be awarded grants.

Each application will be considered by the panel on its individual merits and each award will be made at the discretion of McDonald's.

There is a limited pot of funding to be allocated to projects, and therefore unfortunately not all applications will be successful, however we encourage unsuccessful applicants to apply again in the subsequent project application dates.

Any background that is provided regarding the individual/club's support of local community football will be taken into account when considering KickStart Grant applications. Applicants are encouraged to include such history as part of the application. McDonald'™s reserves the right to withdraw or amend the grants scheme at any time and grants will always be awarded at the discretion of McDonald's.

Project application dates

All McDonald's KickStart Grant applications are now closed

How will you know you have been successful or unsuccessful?

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application within 28 days of the application period.

There is a limited pot of funding to be allocated to projects, and therefore unfortunately not all applications will be successful.

No correspondence will be entered into regarding the success or failure of an application.

How will I receive the grant if my application is successful?

Within two months of the application period closing date, the applicant must provide either:
1) an invoice (or invoices where applicable) as evidence for the work to McDonald's. McDonald's will pay the agreed sum (as one lump sum) to the applicant who can then pay the invoice(s), subject to the applicant providing a receipt when it becomes available; or
2) a receipt is (or receipts are) sent to McDonald's once the work/purchase is completed and paid for by the applicant. McDonald's will then reimburse this sum (note that work must not be commenced until approval is given by McDonald'™s).

McDonald's shall decide and inform each successful applicant which of options 1) or 2) above it must comply with in order to receive payment of its grant from McDonald's.

Grants will be only paid into the bank account of the club stated in the application form.