Farnborough Football Club awarded funding to aid return to action.

Great news for football in Farnborough today, as Farnborough Football Club are celebrating receiving funding from the Premier League to help them prepare for the restart of football and safe return of supporters to their stadium.

The Matchday Support Fund grant will help Farnborough Football Club put in place measures that will make their ground safer for the 2020/21 season given the challenges caused by COVID-19.

The Funding will be spent on preparing the Stadium for fixtures, keeping facilities and equipment clean, maintaining social distancing and avoiding congestion and promoting good hygiene at all times.

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.

The Football Foundation is a charity funded by the Premier League, The FA and the Government, through Sport England.