UK Government allocate £25m support package for non-league football
The Football Association has today welcomed the UK Government’s announcement of a Sport Winter Survival Package to help spectator sports in England.
As part of the overall £300m package across sports, which is largely comprised of loans, a preliminary £25m has been allocated to the National League System.
The FA Women’s Super League and The FA Women’s Championship will also receive £3m support as part of this financial package.
Within this support package, £11m has been allocated to National League Steps One and Two and £14m has been allocated to National League System Steps Three to Six.
The FA are awaiting further detail of the eligibility, application process and timelines from Sport England and will advise leagues and clubs as soon as they are in receipt of this detail.
This financial support is in addition to the allocation of £10m to National League Steps One and Two clubs which was provided via an agreement with The National Lottery.
Oliver Dowden, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, said in a statement: “Sports clubs are the beating hearts of their communities, and this £300 million boost will help them survive this difficult winter period.
“We promised to stand by sports when we had to postpone fans returning. We are doing just that by delivering another £300 million on top of existing business support schemes.
“Britain is a sports powerhouse and this Government will do everything we can to help our precious sports and clubs make it through Covid.”