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National League starts petition to Government

The National League starts a campaign to try to persuade the Government to change its position on offering clubs grants.

01/02/21


The National League has today started a campaign to try to persuade the Government to change its position on offering clubs loans instead of grants.

The petition reads:

"National League clubs are facing catastrophe and a perilous situation in the next few days.

We need a sustainable lifeline that does not leave clubs facing future ruin.

After changing the terms of its support in the middle of the season, the government must reverse its decision to offer loans and now fulfil its promise of a new grant.

Our clubs play an immeasurable role in communities all over the UK and provide immense structures of support for many.

Current government loan offers have moved the financial goalposts mid-season and jeopardised the future of our clubs.

Without adequate and fair funding, the National League will not survive, with consequences felt by thousands of players, supporters and club staff across the UK for many years to come."


To sign the petition, click here.

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