It's time to Kick On!

Here’s your chance to apply for kit for your club or school – so far we’ve given away 5,000 kits to girls’ and women’s grassroots teams across the UK. But there’s still more to do.

56% of women’s football players have said they’ve been kicked off a pitch by a men’s team. That’s why we’ve created the Pitch Pack – it’s full of free resources to help you get the pitch access you deserve.

Who can apply?

If you’re a women’s or girls’ team based in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, it’s likely you’re eligible to apply.

Application process

Submit your application.

The form takes around five minutes to complete. It’s your chance to apply for your Kick On with Starling Bank support package on behalf of your school or club.​

The selection process.

Eligible teams and schools will be selected at random. Please note there is limited availability for support packages.

We'll let you know either way.

Keep an eye on your inbox. If you’re successful, we’ll provide details on how to claim your chosen support package. If not, there’s more to come!

Stop the Kick Off!

The tools your team needs to get pitch equality:

The Manifesto, signed by Beth Mead MBE and Jill Scott MBE

Template emails to send to your local councillor or MP

Guides to help your pitch provider understand the importance of equal pitch access

Social media guides to help spread your message

Tips on how to engage with your local press

Your questions, answered.

Is my team eligible?

If you are a women or girls team based in the England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, it’s likely you are eligible to apply. 

You can view the full eligibility criteria here.

When does the application window close?

Applications for the programme will be open from 15/05/24 to 29/05/24.

When will the teams be chosen?

Teams will be chosen shortly after the application window closes. We’ll contact all applicants within one week of the draw. We may extend the application window if necessary.

When will the kit packages be delivered?

Delivery takes up to 28 working days from when you placed your order.

When can we order sports bras?

Sports bras will be offered to teams aged 11 and older.


Sports bras will be ordered at the same time as the kit and equipment packages.

What are the next steps if we're selected?

Shortly after the random draw, we’ll email the successful clubs with a kit voucher.

Plus, instructions on how to order a kit package and book a coaching

Who is eligible for the coaching course?

The course can be taken by a new or existing coach of your team. Or, even better, a player who wants to get into coaching.

Any questions? Get in touch.

You can also contact the Gift of Kit team at: helpdesk@giftofkit.com

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About Starling Bank

About Starling Bank

Equality is in our DNA. We’ve been campaigning to Make Money Equal since 2018, and became a national sponsor of the UEFA Women’s EURO 2022. Women make up 41% of our leadership team – in fact, we’re the only bank in the UK to be founded by a woman!

We’re also changing banking for good, on a mission to give people a fairer, smarter and more human alternative to the banks of the past. From policy to partnerships, we’re on a mission to make values-led banking the industry standard.

Find out more about Starling.

About Starling Bank

Equality is in our DNA. We’ve been campaigning to Make Money Equal since 2018, and became a national sponsor of the UEFA Women’s EURO 2022. Women make up 41% of our leadership team – in fact, we’re the only bank in the UK to be founded by a woman!

We’re also changing banking for good, on a mission to give people a fairer, smarter and more human alternative to the banks of the past. From policy to partnerships, we’re on a mission to make values-led banking the industry standard.

Find out more about Starling.