Grants made available to help fund safe return to action for non-league and women’s clubs, given risks posed by COVID-19 pandemic.
The Premier League has launched a fund to help clubs in the National League System, Women’s Football Pyramid and Welsh Premier League prepare for the resumption of football and the safe return of supporters to their stadiums.
The new Matchday Support Fund will help clubs to put measures in place that will make grounds safer for the 2020/21 season, given the additional risks posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. This announcement follows the recent publication of Government and FA guidelines for the return of football and spectators at this level.
Grants will be managed by the Football Stadia Improvement Fund (FSIF), which is financed by the Premier League and supports non-league and women’s football pyramid clubs with the cost of improvements to their grounds.
The application window is open to eligible clubs in the following:
– the National League System, Steps 1-6
– the Welsh Premier League
– women’s clubs in Tiers 1-5
In total, 65 leagues and more than 1,100 clubs will be able to benefit from this financial support. The window closes on 16 September.
Grants of up to £20,000 are available depending on what Step a club is at e.g. Step 6 – £2,000, Step 5 – £4,000, Step 4 – £7,000, Step 3 – £10,000, Step 2 – £15,000 and Step 1 – £20,000.
To find out more click here: https://www.premierleague.com/news/1801691.
To apply click here: https://footballfoundation.org.uk/grant/matchday-support-fund