Welsh Grounds Improvements

The WGI Strategy Document and the 2016-2017 Application Form can be downloaded here.

Welsh Grounds Improvements (WGI) was formed in 2008 and is a joint venture between the Welsh Football Trust and the Football Association of Wales.

Since its formation WGI has distributed over £3m of FAW monies as grant aid for clubs for facility improvements projects.

In September 2014, The National Game Board of the Football Association of Wales formed a sub-group to work on a Review of the Pyramid structure (Levels 1-4).


It was decided that the immediate focus should be on Levels 1 and 2 and a weakness was quickly identified, the difficulties of promotion between the two levels of the pyramid.

The threat for the Welsh Premier League and Welsh football pyramid is stagnation and an objective was agreed; to bridge the gap between Levels 2 and 1 with the introduction of a Tier 2 licence.

The purpose of the Tier 2 licence is to not only bridge the gap but also to homogenise standards at this level of the pyramid throughout Wales.

The Tier 2 licence, ratified by FAW Council in February 2015, focusses only on Infrastructure criteria and following on-site audits of the 40 clubs, which have played in Tier 2 in 2014/15 and 2015/16, individual club Action Plans have been developed.

All clubs were provided with the Action Plan by September 2015 and work has already started at clubs. It is worth noting that the only club feedback received to date, has been positive.

Available to download below is the WGI Strategy Document, which includes information on the National Game Board Pyramid Review and the proposals for WGI during 2015/16 and 2016/17 seasons.

Applications are now open for the 2016-2017 round of funding. The deadline for clubs in tiers 2 - 5 to apply is the 23rd December 2016. All relevant documents can be found below.

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Welsh Grounds Improvements

Strategy Document.pdf Apr 19 2016 457.0 KB Download
Icon for Welsh Grounds Improvements Grant Aid Policy 2016-17.doc Aug 24 2016 300.5 KB Download
Icon for Welsh Grounds Improvements Eligible projects 2016.doc Aug 24 2016 192.5 KB Download
Icon for Welsh Grounds Improvements Application Form 2016-17.docx Aug 24 2016 150.5 KB Download

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