NYSW Gives over $30,000 to Member Clubs

In the fourth year of the popular member grants program, NYSW has selected 21 soccer clubs to receive funding.   Grants range from $777 to $2,000 and are for a variety of purposes including buying a new mower, re-seeding fields, buying equipment, and startup of additional programing. Total requests for funding topped $57,000 and lots of great ideas were presented.   “It gets more difficult each year to make the funding stretch as far as possible. This year we looked at funding things that really affected players’ ability to take to the field.” shared Amy Gush, Executive Director.

Clubs receiving grants will report back in early fall the outcome of the program or project they proposed.   Funding for the grants comes in part from corporate sponsorships with the WNY Flash, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and Admiral Sportswear and funds earmarked by the Board of Directors to reinvest in our membership.

The following prorgrams received a 2014 grant.


Buffalo Soccer Club


Candor Community SC

Doug Miller Soccer

Greece Girls

Hamburg SC

Hamlin Rec

Hilton Sparks

Honeoye Lake

Lackawanna Yemen


Naples Travel

Newark Valley

Newfane SC

Oswego SC


Tillie's Touch

United FC


Westside International



The Board of Directors has made available funds for member clubs and leagues to apply for grants to assist with improvement of the game of soccer in western New York. Maximum grant request is $2000.00. 

Grants will be awarded on a basis of competitive review and fit with the specific goals.  2014 Grant applications should arrive at the state office by January 31, 2014.
Clubs and Leagues must have been in attendance at the 2013 Annual General Meeting in person or by proxy to qualify for a 2014 grant.

How to Apply for a Grant

2014 Grant Cycle Application - This program is currently closed.