Writing with Lusa
The Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) will distribute 6,229,862.33 euros to 179 clubs, to improve infrastructure and purchase vehicles, under the Crescer 2024 programme, the organization announced this Monday.
« The clubs submitted applications worth 20 million euros (ME), and now have support from the FPF in excess of six ME for their projects. Of this amount, 5.5 ME are earmarked for improving facilities and the rest 724 thousand euros are for the acquisition of transport vans for athletes », reads in the FPF statement.
According to the organization, of these just over six ME, « 2,751,742 euros have already been transferred to the associations through which clubs apply for the fund ».
Lisbon, with 21 clubs, Porto, with 20, and Braga and Santarém, both with 16, were the associations that had the most clubs among the 179 with approved candidacies, out of the 214 that submitted projects.
« The Crescer 2024 program was created by the FPF in 2022 in partnership with district and regional associations, with the objective of five areas of action, one of which is the improvement/requalification or creation of infrastructures that allow to grow the number of football and futsal practitioners « , recalled the organism.
The FPF also announced that the federative direction « approved a reinforcement of 1.5 ME for the club fund destined for infrastructures that will be divided between the 22 associations and that will be the target of the reopening of applications ».