We can now provide further information in regards to the Winter Survival Fund announced by Government, in relation to Steps 3-6 of the National League System.
Steps 3-6 will receive up to £10 million in grants to protect the immediate future of these clubs over the winter period. Government have announced this formally today. Grants will be distributed via the Football Stadium Improvement Fund (FSIF).
Eligible clubs can apply for support to help with key expenditure such as lease or mortgage payments, debt or loan repayments, utility costs, insurance, essential pitch and stadium maintenance, non-playing staff that haven’t been furloughed or Covid-19 compliance measures.
The application window will open via the Football Foundations website within the next 24 hours and close on 14 February. All steps 3-6 clubs will be notified directly by the Football Stadia Improvement Fund (FSIF.
For information, the DCMS statement on the fund can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-confirms-10-million-emergency-support-for-steps-3-6-of-the-national-league-system