THE BBC are reporting that non-league football clubs between steps three and six are set to receive a welcomed £10m package in the form of grants.

The news will come as a financial boost for clubs at this level, who are nearly approaching a year without stable income due to the implications of COVID-19.

Whilst it is good news for non-league, the National League fall-out over funding continues as the government have confirmed that the funding being made available to clubs across the three leagues (Vanarama NL, NL South and NL North) will be in the form of loans and not grants.

The money is needed by clubs in order to cover expenses from January through to March and mainly relates to costs for covid testing.

The league has been suspended for a two week period but an overwhelming majority of the 66 clubs say they will not accept loans, meaning null and voiding the season looks increasingly likely.