Premier League sends extra £20m in covid support to lower tier EFL clubs

November 19 – The English Premier League has agreed to provide an extra £20 million in funding for lower-tier Football League clubs to aid their Covid pandemic recovery.

The money will go to clubs in League One and Two for the remainder of this season, with another £5 million going to the 66 clubs in the three National League divisions just below the top four leagues.

It will provide specific assistance for clubs that suffered significant loss of revenue while football was played without fans.

“We’re delighted to be able to provide additional support to clubs at a time when the whole of football is looking to return to normality,” said Premier League chief executive Richard Masters.

“This builds on our long-standing support for football at all levels and is part of additional funding we will provide to the wider pyramid and communities following the Government’s approval to renew our UK broadcast arrangements.

“We look forward to working with our football partners to provide more important financial assistance in areas where it is truly needed, which will continue to make a difference to those clubs impacted significantly by Covid-19.”

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