Problem is, the Football Association and the Premier League are two seperate entities. It's all very well and good saying 'take £3.5m a year from all 20 clubs and there's your £70m a year'. The FA can't force the Premier League to give them any money. It's why you have a top league that gets £5bn in TV money 'governed' by an association that has to sell a stadium to fund new initiatives that should have been undertaken ten years ago. In reality, the Premier League and it's clubs don't really give a shit about grassroots football. As long as there is enough grassroots football going on to give them a pool of young players under twelve to choose from, they don't care. I bet there are 17 / 18 year old players coming through at Premier League academies who haven't so much as kicked a ball on a grassroots pitch in a decade.