Weston-super-Mare AFC are celebrating receiving funding from the Premier League to help them prepare for the restart of football and safe return of supporters to their stadium.
The Matchday Support Fund grant will help the club put in place measures that will make their ground safer for the 2020/21 season given the challenges caused by COVID-19.
The Matchday Support Fund is 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 Matchday Support Fund follows the recent Pitch and Club Preparation Funds, which saw £8.7m in grants awarded by the Premier League, The FA and Government’s Football Foundation to prepare the country’s playing surfaces and facilities for the return of football.
Oli Bliss, Managing Director at the club, said:
“We’re very happy to secure this Matchday Support Fund grant which will assist the club financially as we continue to keep The Optima Stadium ‘Covid secure’.
“We’d like to place on record our thanks to the Premier League for funding this support grant.”