TADCASTER Albion have been awarded a grant by the Premier League, The FA and Government’s Football Foundation.

The £500 grant from the Foundation’s Club Preparation Fund will help Taddy prepare their buildings to safely reopen in line with Government guidance around hygiene and social distancing, and The FA’s plans for a ‘phased return’ that were announced on 18 July.

The Club Preparation Fund follows the £7m of investment awarded to 2,900 organisations through last month’s Pitch Preparation Fund, also delivered by the Premier League, The FA and Government’s Football Foundation.

This is enabling over 9,000 football pitches to be made match-fit, and is benefitting over 33,000 football teams.

Speaking about their funding success, Tadcaster chairman Andy Charlesworth said: “Another great initiative by the FA, Premier League and Football Foundation to help clubs through these tough times.

"The money along with the clubs new risk assessment and procedures will allow football to restart as planned and keep everyone as safe as possible.

"In particular the grant will help purchase hand sanitisers, PPE and signs to advise supporters of the new procedures.”

Jo de Tute, head of football development at the West Riding County FA added: “It is fantastic that Tadcaster have been able to take advantage of the Club Preparation Fund through the Football Foundation. Having financial support from the Football Foundation, to ensure that all the correct safety measures are in place at the club for the re-start of football is really vital, not only for Tadcaster, but all WR clubs."