FOOTBALL in Burton on Trent received a boost today, as Burton Albion Commuity Trust were awarded a grant by the Premier League, The FA and Government’s Football Foundation.

The £500 grant from the Foundation’s Club Preparation Fund will help Burton Albion Community Trust to prepare their buildings to safely reopen in line with Government guidance around hygiene and social distancing, and The FA’s plans for a ‘phased return’ that were announced on 18 July.

The Club Preparation Fund follows the £7m of investment awarded to 2,900 organisations through last month’s Pitch Preparation Fund, also delivered by the Premier League, The FA and Government’s Football Foundation.  This is enabling over 9,000 football pitches to be made match-fit, and is benefiting over 33,000 football teams.

Speaking about their funding success, Matt Hancock Head of Community said: “Were delighted and extremely grateful to receive this grant, it really is the boost we need to help us put all the measure in place to get football back”

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