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Further support from Sport Winter Survival Fund

29th March, 2021

A further £3.1m of grant support to clubs at Steps 3-6 of the National League System, including the Toolstation NCEL, has been announced in the latest tranche of funding in the Government's Winter Phase of Sport Survival Package.

That, in addition to the £3m that remains from the initial round of £10m funding in January, is part of £40m being provided to non-league football, horse racing, rugby league, speedway and drag racing to help sports severely impacted by coronavirus restrictions.

This will bring the total support for the 880 clubs at Steps 3-6 of the National League System to up to £13.1m with funds again to be distributed through the Football Stadia Improvement Fund, administered by the Football Foundation.

This will be available to all clubs at Steps 3-6, even if they did not apply in Round 1.

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said: "We promised to stand by and protect our major spectator sports when we had to postpone fans returning.

"Through our Sport Survival Package and existing business support schemes, we have helped hundreds of clubs to survive this difficult winter period.

"As the turnstiles begin to open over the coming weeks, players, staff and fans across the country can now look forward to a full return to action with confidence."

More details about how the Sport Winter Survival Package have been published in a factsheet by Sport England - Read it here.

The full press release from the Government's Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport can be read here.

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