LOCAL grassroots football clubs are set to receive a helping hand from the country’s largest sports charity.

The Football Foundation has announced that £2.1m of funding from The FA is to be made available to help the development of grassroots clubs.

The Foundation is urging local clubs that are interested to make sure they apply before the window for applications closes on Friday, December 21.

Visit www.footballfoundation.org.uk/apply/grow-the-game/ and contact their local County FA www.footballfoundation.org.uk/apply/key-contacts/cdms/) to find out more.