THE York City board have expressed concern that proposed funding for this season could see the club hard done by and will take a closer look at it with the National League.

It was announced on Monday that National League clubs would be handed a £10million lifeline from a National Lottery promotional fund to compensate for the loss of ticket sales.

However, the details of the proposed distribution of this funding - based on average attendance - have come in for criticism.

It has been reported that seven top-tier National League clubs are to receive £95,000 per month, with other sides being handed £84,000. Most National League North and South clubs are in line to collect £30,000, while York are among those set to receive £36,000.

Yet last season, with an average of 2,705, York's home gate bettered that of the seventh best-supported National League side Torquay United (2,609), who are one of the proposed £95,000-earners.

This would amount to £13.31 per fan per month for York. At the other end of the scale, Boreham Wood could see £116.02 per month coming in for each of their 724-average gate.

A York statement reads: "As a club we welcome this vital National Lottery grant aid from the government.

"During this time of economic uncertainty, we recognise that we are lucky to receive funding and are incredibly grateful. However, we have a duty to our club to ensure that the funding allocation for York City Football Club is fair and appropriate.

"The board is concerned that the funding allocated to York City FC does not meet the intended objective, to compensate for loss of income from matchday ticket sales, and is not commensurate with funding received by other clubs.

"We will therefore seek further information and clarity regarding the National League’s funding allocations, specifically the strategic approach and formula.

"While the future remains uncertain for us, and indeed across football and many other industries, we want to reassure fans that the board and staff are working hard to mitigate our circumstances and protect the club, both in the short and long term."