THE National League have received £200,000 from the Premier League which will aid them in holding the play-offs throughout their three divisions.

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, clubs in non-league have been out of action since March, with York City estimating in May that they have lost more than £250,000 while chairman Jason McGill has said that the play-offs may cost the club between £120,000 and £150,000.

The National League chief executive Michael Tattersall said: “We are pleased to receive the generous donation by the Premier League towards our end-of-season play-offs".

Premier League chief executive Richard Masters added: “The Premier League is a big supporter of the wider game and we will continue our commitments in this area despite our significant financial losses and ongoing uncertainty.

“We will provide £200,000 to The National League to help them to conclude their season.”

The National League North play-off campaign are reportedly due to kick off in just over a fortnight, with the eliminators beginning on the weekend of July 18/19, the semi-finals (at which stage York would enter) starting on July 25/26 and the final staged on August 1/2.

Despite National League clubs and media organisations widely circulating the intended dates for the play-offs, the National League said in their statement on the Premier League's financial support that "the schedule for the play-offs is to be confirmed."

Elsewhere, York have received a further boost through a £20,000 donation from the York City Vice Presidents Association (VPA).

The VPA chairman and York director Richard Adams said that they were "in a position to assist financially from their fund-raising activities throughout the season."