To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much and what proportion of additional funding provided through the Government's Sport Winter Survival Package has been provided to elite level football clubs for (a) women and (b) men in the UK since that support package was announced.
28 April 2021
The £300 million Sport Winter Survival Package announced in November 2020 has provided a lifeline to organisations that would otherwise not survive the winter as a result of the restriction on spectators announced from 1 October. To date we have publicly announced more than c.£212 million of support.
This includes £11.5 million for 39 clubs at steps 1 and 2 of the men’s National League System. A further £2.9 million has been provided for women’s football (Women’s Super League and FA Women’s Championship, including awards to 6 clubs).
Approximately 5.4% of the total Sports Winter Survival Package funding announced to date has therefore been allocated to men’s National League football steps 1 and 2, and 1.4% for women’s football. It should be noted that funding for men’s football has been distributed across a greater number of individual clubs.
This support has been provided alongside the multi-billion pound package of Government support that has been made available to the sector during the coronavirus emergency.