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Supporters Direct are grateful for the support of a number of high profile partners who can be found below.

Funding Partners

The Premier League (PL) has committed £983,000 to Supporters Direct for a three year project which started on August 1st 2016. The Fans’ Fund forms part of the Football Stadia Improvement Fund (FSIF), which is administered by the Football Foundation (FF).

Rugby Football League (RFL)
The RFL give SD a grant award each year to support the work with their member clubs and supporters.

Football Association (F.A.)
The FA provide SD with use of a venue for our Supporters Summit (in partnership with The Football Supporters' Federation) each year.

Scottish Football Association (SFA)
The SFA work with SD Scotland to deliver the Support Liaison Officer commitments. 


Other partners

Gateley PLC
Gateley PLC provide our members with a legal helpline, enabling 30 minutes of free support and discounted rates beyond that. Gateley PLC are a top 50 law firm with great experience in sport.

Press Association Images
PA Images is the UK’s leading football image agency with over 18 million images online, supported by an unrivalled archive that dates back to the 1860s. 

With a network of over 67 partners worldwide, PA Images can provide up to the minute football coverage across the globe. Our imagery extends across Premier League, Championship and lower league matches, as well as international and European events. 

PA Images are the official photography partner for various clubs including Burnley FC, Glasgow Rangers, Stoke City, Birmingham City FC, Charlton Athletic FC and Coventry City FC.  We are also photography partners of The EFL and The Professional Footballers' Association (PFA). 

We offer 360 degree images, galleries and new content for the digital marketplace, alongside event photography and commissions; PA Images work in partnership with clients to help facilitate the delivery of their brand to a global audience. 

For any enquires please get in touch with the team. Drop them an email (sports@paimages.co.uk) or give them a call on 07790 361 403. Otherwise check out the website.


The Football Supporters’ Federation is the national supporters’ organisation for all football fans, representing more than 200,000 individual fans and members of local supporters’ organisations from every club in the professional structure, and many from further down the pyramid. Membership allows you to access FSF services and entitles you to take part in the FSF's democratic processes including the AGM which takes place every summer.


The Social Economy Alliance was formally launched at The Social Economy Summit on 25 June 2014, which was attended by thinktanks, politicians, charities, universities and other social economy organisations.

The aim is to radically affect the way all political parties formulate social and economic policies in advance of the 2015 General Election. The aim is to grow the impact of the social economy. The Alliance's activity plan is designed around the Local Government and European Elections and the 2015 General Election.

The Social Economy Alliance is led by Social Enterprise UK


Centre for Access to Football in Europe acts as a consultant, friend and partner to all stakeholders sharing good practice and providing access advice and guidance. These stakeholders include UEFA as the governing body and its 53 member associations. CAFE provides support to national Football Associations and football clubs across Europe.


Football Against Racism in Europe campaigns against all forms of discrimination in football: in the stadium, on the pitch, in the changing room, at the training ground, in the office and classroom; by fans, players, managers, coaches, administrators or educators.

Today the network has active partners in more than 40 countries and is working across the game with fans, players, migrant and ethnic minority organisations, and governing bodies, including UEFA and FIFA. It also includes members from within football such as professional clubs and players' unions.

The Football Supporters Europe network is an independent, representative and democratically organised grass-roots network of football fans' in Europe with members in currently 36 countries across the continent.

Working across a number of issues in modern football such as ticketing, fan culture, discrimination and policing in football, the FSE represents a powerful, united, influential and independent representative voice within the structures of the game in Europe.


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