Great news for football in Frome today, as we are celebrating receiving funding from the Premier League to help us navigate the impact of the Coronavirus on football and to help the safe return of supporters to The Robins' Nest.
The Matchday Support Fund grant will help us maintain and put in place further measures that will make their ground safer for the 2020/21 season given the challenges caused 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.
Robins chairman Derek Graham said: “Clubs, including ours, are extremely grateful for the grant received to help us during this time. Every pound will go to helping the club get through this tough period and making sure that we can continue to have supporters safely in our ground. Together with our supporters, we can make sure our ground remains safe for all.”
The Robins return to The Robins' Nest this weekend for a Southern League clash against Cirencester Town. Tickets are available now online at: https://www.weareba11.com/events/cirencester-lg