The partnership between the two organisations will see Herefordshire and GiveToLocal working in tandem to help support grassroots football clubs through the COVID-19 crisis.
And Dan Chance, Football Development Officer for the Herefordshire FA, believes that GiveToLocal will be a useful service for clubs across the county.
“Grassroots clubs are at the centre of their communities and rely on the generosity and goodwill of these communities to survive,” said Dan.
“Sport is an extremely powerful tool in terms of bringing communities together.
“Therefore, it is essential that we do all that we can to ensure that grassroots clubs survive, so they can get back to the excellent work that they do.
“At the Herefordshire FA we have introduced a range of measures to assist this process and we are delighted to be partnering with GiveToLocal to provide clubs with another useful service to help this.”
Due to the outbreak of coronavirus, community sports clubs are currently facing a number of unprecedented challenges.
Through GiveToLocal, clubs are provided with a platform that allows them to bring in regular, sustained income.
And Dan added that he was impressed by GiveToLocal’s understanding of grassroots football.
“In our conversations with GiveToLocal, it is clear that they get grassroots football,” said Dan.
“They are up front about costs and are committed to delivering a range of services to help clubs across the county. Their support goes beyond the platform that they provide to help with fundraising.
“At the Herefordshire FA, we have committed to ensuring that we keep in touch with clubs and participants through our social media and communication channels.
“With the free time that volunteers ordinarily do not have, now seems like the ideal time for clubs to sign up to GiveToLocal.”
And Colin Stromsoy, Director of Strategic Partnerships at GiveToLocal, is delighted by the potential of the new partnership.
“The whole team here at GiveToLocal is excited that we’re entering into a partnership with Herefordshire,” he said.
“They are a really forward thinking and proactive county FA and I can’t wait to start working alongside Alan, Dan and the rest of the Herefordshire team.
“Currently, grassroots football clubs right across the UK are facing real difficulties.
“Playing a positive role in support of these clubs is very important to us and we look forward to working with everyone at the Herefordshire FA to ensure we can have the biggest impact possible.”