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Statement: National League Funding

22nd October 2020

As a club we welcome this vital National Lottery grant aid from the government.

During this time of economic uncertainty, we recognise that we are lucky to receive funding and are incredibly grateful. However, we have a duty to our club to ensure that the funding allocation for York City Football Club is fair and appropriate.

The board is concerned that the funding allocated to York City FC does not meet the intended objective, to compensate for loss of income from match day ticket sales, and is not commensurable with funding received by other clubs.

We will therefore seek further information and clarity regarding the National League’s funding allocations, specifically the strategic approach and formula.

While the future remains uncertain for us, and indeed across football and many other industries, we want to reassure fans that the board and staff are working hard to mitigate our circumstances and protect the club, both in the short and long term.

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