Open to all clubs playing in this season's FA Trophy and FA Vase, the Buildbase transfer deal gives winning clubs a share of the pot to renovate their facilities.
As well as Basford, Barton Rovers and Hendon are shortlisted from the FA Trophy, with Stowmarket Town, Bridlington Town and Cottesmore Amateurs included from the FA Vase.
The clubs will pitch against each other and present their plans to a panel of judges at Wembley Stadium connected by EE on Monday 9 December 2019. Two winning clubs will each walk away with a £25,000 product bursary, which includes building, electrical and hire products to renovate their club facilities.
Judges from Buildbase and the FA will be looking for the clubs to demonstrate how feasible their renovation plans are as well as how far they go to benefit the club and fans as well as wider community.
As part of the application process, clubs have been working with local Buildbase branches to plan and cost out their projects from enhancing the spectator standing area at Stowmarket Town to creating a professional kitchen at Hendon FC.
Paul Roche, Managing Director of Buildbase said: “Many non-league football clubs desperately need support to improve their facilities and every year we’re inspired by the passion and vision of those applying. It’s a competitive programme and those shortlisted have done exceptionally well to get this far. We look forward to hearing more about their projects at Wembley.”
The Buildbase renovation programme has been running since the builders’ merchant became the title sponsor of the FA Trophy and Vase in 2016. The latest winners are Weymouth FC and Barnoldswick Town FC.