Official partner of the FAW

Help Secure Your Funding


South Wales Sports Grounds Contractors (SWSG) is your premier partner for a wide range of sports pitch services, catering to both small and large projects. In addition to our expertise in construction and renovation, we also offer ongoing maintenance contracts for the continuous improvement of soil pitches and artificial pitches, together with ancillary works such as fencing, spectator rail, footpaths, floodlighting and equipment.

Whether you’re looking to set a budget, secure funding, or ensure the long-term quality of your facility, we’ve got you covered. Below, we outline the comprehensive process we follow to ensure your project’s success.

Setting a Budget and Design Cost

Setting an Initial Budget 

Our journey begins by setting an initial budget for your sports pitch project, whether it’s a small renovation or a large-scale construction. We’ll collaborate with you to establish a realistic budget that aligns with your goals and resources. 

Design Cost Budgets 

As part of the initial budget and should the project require further investigations of works such as drainage, earthworks and planning requirements, we’ll work on design cost budgets. This involves outlining the costs associated with designing your sports pitch. SWSG’s experienced team will provide a breakdown of design-related expenses to ensure you have a clear understanding of the financial aspects of this crucial stage.

Engaging with Grant Funders and the FAW

Grant Funding Assessment 

With budgets in mind, we’ll assist you in producing the relevant supporting information for your grant submission to the Football Association of Wales (FAW)

Design Budget Assistance 

Should your grant application require a designated design budget, we’ll work with you to develop a compelling proposal that details the scope of the design works and the services proposed. Our aim is to maximize your chances of receiving financial support.

Engaging with Planners and Obtaining Planning Permission

Planning Permission Assessment 

Before moving forward, we’ll evaluate the necessity of obtaining planning permission for your project, whether it’s for a small-scale pitch improvement or a large construction. Our team is well-versed in local regulations and will assist you through the process, ensuring that all necessary permissions are identified 

Detail Design During Planning Stage 

During the planning stage, we’ll delve into the detail design of your sports pitch project, regardless of its size. This includes precise specifications, layout, and any necessary adjustments based on planning requirements. Our design team will work diligently to create a plan that meets all legal and environmental standards.

Obtaining Cost Certainty

Cost Certainty through Detailed Assessment 

As we progress through the planning and design stages, SWSG will conduct a detailed assessment to obtain cost certainty. This applies to projects of all sizes. You will receive a comprehensive breakdown of all costs associated with the project, ensuring that you have a clear understanding of the financial aspects before proceeding. 

Funding Application – Crafting a Robust Funding Application

Armed with cost certainty and a well-defined project plan, we will assist you in crafting a robust funding application. Whether it’s for a small-scale maintenance project or a large construction, our team will work with you to create a compelling case for funding, emphasizing the project’s impact on your community, sports development, and the environment.

Your Pitch Project,
Our Expertise

At South Wales Sports Grounds Contractors (SWSG), we understand that every sports pitch project, regardless of its size, is unique. We’re committed to tailoring our services to your specific needs, from budgeting and design to funding application and project execution. Let’s work together to turn your vision into a reality, whether it’s a small improvement or a large-scale construction. Contact us today to begin your sports pitch project journey.

If you have any questions or would like to start the process of budgeting, design, funding, or ongoing maintenance for your pitch project, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team. We’re here to assist you every step of the way.

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