1000 projects financed in 2019-2020

Friday 23 October 2020 - 10:10 - FFF
Visuel FAFA 2020

The Fonds d'Aide au Football Amateur (FAFA) scheme has made it possible to support 1,000 projects to finance equipment, transport, employment, and training materials for amateur football during the 2019-2020 season.

Despite the economic repercussions of the Covid-19 health crisis, the FFF has maintained the entire 2019-2020 budget allocated for amateur football (€86m). Last June, the Federation even announced a new additional solidarity fund to the tune of €30M to support the 15,000 amateur clubs during the restart of the 2020-2021 season.

The €15.9m from the Fonds d'Aide au Football Amateur (FAFA) has enabled 1,000 projects dedicated to employment, equipment, training and transport to be carried out during the 2019-2020 season.

Well known to the clubs, districts and leagues that benefit from it, this scheme dedicated to the development and organization of amateur football has made it possible to create 682 projects for the creation or upgrade of infrastructure (new changing rooms, clubhouse, security, large artificial turf pitches, development of women's football or new practices, etc.) throughout the country.

FAFA transport aid has also made it possible to co-finance 108 vehicles, 94 of which were acquired by amateur clubs. Concerning the creation and renewal of jobs in various regions, it amounts to 165, in terms of training, more than 1,000 grants were awarded, and 22,500 training vouchers distributed. 

Led by the Ligue du Football Amateur (LFA), within the FFF, the FAFA focuses on its 22 leagues in mainland France and overseas, 91 districts, 15,000 amateur clubs and local authorities (for equipment only). It is mainly financed by the FFF but also by the Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP), out of solidarity with amateur football. 


  • 682 projects
  • 68 large artificial turf pitches
  • 208 projects to secure a sports facility
  • 139 changing rooms
  • 68 club houses
  • 155 projects connected to women's football; 6 projects connected to new practices (Futsal; Foot 5; Beach football)
  • 108 minibuses co-financed
  • 63 new jobs and 102 renewals
  • 1,049 training scholarships awarded and 22,561 training vouchers distributed