0 Grassroots clubs affected by Storm Desmond get £750,000

Grassroots football clubs that have been affected by the flooding caused by Storm Desmond are set to be provided with a £750,000 emergency fund.

Carlisle UnitedThe funds, which have been made available by Sport England, the Premier League and the Football Association, will be administered by six County FAs across the affected areas: Cumberland, Durham, Lancashire, Northumberland, Westmorland and West Riding.

Martin Glenn, FA Chief Executive, said : "Once the scale of the impact of the recent storms became clear. the FA and its funding partners came together to make funds available."

The fund is made up of a £500,000 donation from the Premier League and FA Facilities Fund, which is funded by the Premier League, FA and Sport England, and an additional £250,000 from the Premier League-funded Football Stadia Improvement Fund.

"The funds are intended to make facilities safe and fit for purpose again, which is one way in which we can help communities return to normality after the devastating impact of the floods," Glenn says.

Clubs that have been affected are encouraged to talk to their County FA. Contact details can be found here.

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