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 Foundation Legacy Fund

A free fund for young people to access to help them within football in honour of Joel Richards.

Each successful application of the fund, will be entitled to receive a free pot of funding, to help towards their footballing journey. The Joel Richards Legacy Fund is available to anyone in Birmingham County between the ages of 14 and 25.

Please note, the application window for the Joel Richards Legacy Fund has closed and will reopen later in 2019.

Joel richards foundation legacy fund

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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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