A FURTHER 20 clubs across Steps 1 and 2 are set to receive funding of loans and grants worth £6.8million, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has confirmed.

The clubs receiving the funding - which comes as part of the Government's Sports Winter Survival Package - were not named.

It follows the Government announcing an initial 19 clubs from Steps 1 and 2 had been offered loan packages worth up to £5.4m on February 19.

In total, clubs have now been provided with support of £11.5m through this package.

Meanwhile, Steps 3 to 6 of the National League System have been awarded a further £3.1m of grant support, following on from the £10m grant funding announced on January 27.

This will bring the total support for the 880 clubs at Steps 3 to 6 to up to £13.1m.