Seasiders awarded Matchday Support Fund grant

Felixstowe & Walton Utd are delighted to announce the grant award of £7,000

Press Release-

Felixstowe & Walton United FC awarded funding to help them return to action

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

The grant will cover the costs of exit lighting to maintain a one way system, perspex screens for the turnstiles, additional hand washing facilities, signage and additional contactless payment methods.

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.

Chris Daynes, Joint Chairman, said: "The Matchday Support Fund grant will make a significant difference to the club and allow us to safely manage the return of supporters. We are extremely grateful to the FSIF and The Premier League for their support”.