Great news for Woodbridge Town today, as we are celebrating receiving funding from the Premier League to help us prepare for the ongoing restart of football and safe return of supporters to Notcutts Park.
The Matchday Support Fund grant will help us put in place measures that will make the ground safer for the 2020/21 season given the challenges caused by COVID-19. This also includes additional costs that have been incurred for away travel, to replace some of the losses from commissions and fees for the online ticketing system and track and trace as well as PPE and signage requirements.
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.