The Football Association of Wales recently announced a partnership between the Cymru Leagues and the National Lottery as a result of the ongoing pandemic.
The financial package established by the FAW and The National Lottery will see each Cymru South club for the 2020/21 season, receive a one-off payment of £5,000 per club as a consequence of matches being played behind closed doors, owing to Welsh Government Coronavirus Regulations.
This grant is dependent on the Cymru South being granted ‘Elite Athletic Status’ by Sport Wales, which would enable Tier 2 to start the 2020/21 season.
Speaking to faw.cymru, Nigel Railton, Chief Executive of National Lottery operator Camelot, said, “The National Lottery and its players have been making a massive difference to communities across the UK for the past 26 years, so we’re thrilled to be able to partner with the Football Association of Wales to provide vital funding for these incredibly important clubs in the Cymru Leagues.
The partnership follows a similar National Lottery initiative between the FA and National League in England, facilitated by the UK government. Work continues on partnerships with the Scottish and Northern Ireland FAs.
Port Talbot Town Football Club would like to offer its sincerest of thanks to the National Lottery for this crucial funding that has been made available for the 2020/21 season should it take place.