Launched in 2001, The FA Charter Standard Programme supported by McDonald’s is the FA’s accreditation scheme for grassroots clubs and leagues.
Its goal is to raise standards in grassroots football, support the development of clubs and leagues, recognising and rewarding them for their commitment and achievements.
FA Charter Standard accreditation is awarded to clubs and leagues rigorously adjudged to be well-run and sustainable and which prioritise child protection, quality coaching and implementation of the Respect programme.
There are three levels of FA Charter Standard Awards for clubs with FA Charter Standard Community Club acknowledging the most advanced level of club development and football provision.
Updated 08:54 - 29 Jun 2018 by Mark Rozzier