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Nantwich Town could be in line for a £27,000 support package from the Government to help it through the current pandemic lockdown.

The Government’s £10 million Sports Winter Survival Package has been announced to help non-league clubs in Steps 3-6 who have not been able to resume their season since Christmas.

The Dabbers, in Step 3, could receive £27,000 from that package along with other clubs in Northern Premier League.

The funding won’t replace all lost revenue or profits over the last 12 months.

But the Government says it will help ensure football clubs survive and minimise long-term damage.

The investment funding, via Sport England, will be delivered through the Football Stadia Improvement Fund (FSIF).

Sports Minister Nigel Huddleston said: “We promised to support sports and target help to where it’s most needed.

“The National League has already benefited from the Government support schemes through a £10 million Government-brokered cash partnership with the National Lottery, and there will be more support for the bigger clubs on the way.

“The £10 million grant for lower league clubs in Steps 3-6 will act as a lifeline for around 850 clubs in towns and cities across England, and help these clubs through this difficult period until we can get fans back in safely.”

Chair of the independent Board, Sir Ian Cheshire said: “On behalf of the independent Board we are pleased to be able to confirm funding from the Sports Winter Survival Package in the form of up to £10 million of grants for steps 3-6 of the National League System.

“As the sport and physical activity sector continues to navigate trying times, this package of government support is vitally important in ensuring that clubs, sports and leagues who are reliant on revenue from spectators can continue to stay afloat.

“With thanks to Sport England for their significant work managing the scheme, the independent Board continues to work at speed while prioritising those with most pressing need for support, and we anticipate confirming further recipients in the coming weeks.”

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