Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, has welcomed a Premier League pledge to increase financial support for clubs to make stadium improvements.
The Premier League Stadium Fund, which is open to applicants until the 29th of April, will award capital grants to clubs to support improvements of their stadium facilities for players, supporters and officials.
Funding is available to clubs who play in Steps 1 to 6 of the National League System, Tiers 1 to 4 of the Women’s Football Pyramid and clubs promoted into the English Football League.
The fund represents a doubling of the existing annual investment provided by the Premier League to support ground improvements. The announcement comes alongside Football Foundation Funding for non-league clubs and schools, as well as the Premiere League Defibrillator Fund.
Commenting, Andrew Gwynne said:
“Local football is so important to people up and down the country, but particularly across Denton and Reddish. It’s really important that we continue to support clubs that are often the beating hearts of communities.
I’m so pleased, then, that the Premier League has increased funding access for stadium improvements. Alongside pre-existing funding for non-league clubs, this will improve support for clubs across all levels.
I would encourage eligible clubs to apply for this funding, and also to have a look at the other grants that are currently being offered through the Premier League and FA.”
To find out more about the funds currently available for league and non-league clubs, click here.