Manchester clubs benefit from funding boost
744 Teams in Manchester to score total of £23,500 of Club Preparation Funding
Football in Manchester was given a boost today with £23,000 worth of investment from the Premier League, The FA and Government’s Football Foundation.
The funding is being awarded as grants from the Foundation’s Club Preparation Fund. This has been created to help clubs prepare their buildings to safely reopen in line with Government guidance around hygiene and social distancing, and The FA’s plans for a ‘phased return’ that were announced on 18 July.
47 grants were awarded to clubs across Manchester, totalling £23,500. This will benefit 744 local football teams across the county.
These Club Preparation Fund grants will go towards football sites to satisfy the extra hygiene measures that Government guidance requires. This includes:
• Installing hygiene facilities, such as hand sanitiser dispensers, soap dispensers, paper towel dispensers and waste bins
• Modifications, such as safety screening, contactless payment systems and signage
• Facility maintenance work, such as repairing hand basins and hot water provision
• Professional inspections that may be necessary due to the prolonged period of closure resulting from the pandemic – including inspections of water quality, gas and ventilation.