Hartlepool United and their League Two rivals in financial boost from Premier League
Clubs in League One and Two and the National League are to benefit from a new pot of funding from the Premier League.
The Premier League has today announced additional funding for clubs in EFL League One and Two, as well as the 66 clubs in the three National League divisions, to help with their continued recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Premier League has committed to a further £20 million for League One and Two clubs in the 2021/22 season, along with £5m to National League and National League North and South clubs between now and 2025.
This is additional money to financial support already in place.
It will provide targeted assistance for clubs who suffered significant loss of revenue while football was played without fans. A breakdown of how much each club will receive has not yet been released.
Richard Masters, Premier League Chief Executive, said: "We are delighted to be able to provide additional support to EFL and National League clubs at a time when the whole of football is looking to return to normality.
"This builds on our long-standing support for football at all levels and is part of additional funding we will provide to the wider pyramid and communities following the Government's approval to renew our UK broadcast arrangements.
"We look forward to working with our football partners to provide more important financial assistance in areas where it is truly needed, which will continue to make a difference to those clubs impacted significantly by COVID-19."