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Women's Super League and Championship to receive £3m emergency government funding

Mike Bovill
Authored by Mike Bovill
Posted: Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 16:06

The Government will give £3 million to the Women's Super League and Championship as part of a wider rescue package for elite sport. The support will be in the form of  grants and long-term, low-interest loans. 

The funding is part of £28 million allocated to football below Premier League and EFL level. In total, the government has earmarked £300 million for sports including netball, basketball, racing, rugby and tennis.

The Sports Winter Survival Package is designed to mostly help sports where spectators have yet to be allowed back in or where coronavirus has led to cancellation of matches or leagues.

"Clubs are the beating hearts of their communities - this boost will help them survive this difficult winter period," said DCMS minister Oliver Dowden.

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) statement added: "Preliminary allocations have been made on a needs-based assessment process and reflect the submissions made from the individual sports, and the funding process will be overseen by an independent decision-making board and supported by Sport England."

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