More Government funding for Steps Three to Six

By Ian Townsend

New announcement from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

We've been advised by the FA that the Government has announced more funding for sport, including £3.1 million in grants for Steps Three to Six of the National League System.

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

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."

Once we've been told how these grants can be applied for, we'll let you know.

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