Supporting all match officials, refereeing in the game.

The Birmingham FA’s benevolent Fund is not an insurance scheme but does support members of the local football family in times of need. The fund is to support referees during injuries and sickness.

To find out more and please download an application form.

Benevolent Fund Form

Please send your application to Finance Officer - Tracey Piper via email: – subject: Benevolent Fund

Joel Richards DEVELOPMENT Fund

The Joel Richards Development Fund is now available to anyone who has the drive to go forward, between the ages of 16 and 26, who need financial support to help them get involved with football. Find out more and how to apply by clicking below.

Joel Richards Development Fund

To find out more about the Joel Richards Development Fund, please click below:


Get In Touch


0121 357 4278
(Monday - Friday)


answers to your frequently asked questions


Only Birmingham FA affiliated referees can apply for the Benevolent fund.

Joel Richards Foundation Legacy Fund can only be applied for by 14 - 25 year olds.

Each application is considered by Benevolent committee and Joel Richards Legacy Fund committee group.

For more information about the process, get in touch via email

You will receive your money once a decision has been made on your application  committee have had their meeting and decision has been met.

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