£10m grant boost to support non-league clubs
Non-League clubs below Level 6 of English football, including Prescot Cables, St Helens Town and Pilkington FC, are set to share a Government grant of up to £10m to help keep them afloat through the coronavirus pandemic.
Sports Minister Nigel Huddleston announced that the grant - covering the 'Trident' Leagues of the Northern Premier, Southern Premier and Isthmian Leagues and those below - will "protect the immediate future of approximately 850 clubs".
It comes one week after the announcement that clubs in the Level 5 National League and Level 6 National League North/South would only be eligible for low-interest loans, drawing criticism from a number of clubs.
They are due to meet with Labour leader Kier Starmer and the shadow sports minister today (Thursday) to discuss the current situation.