Ashton United awarded funding to help them return to action

Ashton United awarded funding to help them return to action

Great news for football in Tameside today, as Ashton United 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 Ashton United put in place measures that will make their ground safer for the 2020/21 season given the challenges caused by COVID-19.

The club will be able to use this money to make sure fans can return safely to games and help us meet the challenges brought about by COVID 19.

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.

Steve Hobson, Vice Chairman, said: “ Ashton United is delighted to receive this grant support which will help us overcome the financial challenges brought about by ensuring Covid-19 compliance.”