MILDENHALL Town have completed works on their new spectator railings thanks to a grant from the Premier League, through the Football Stadia Improvement Fund (FSIF).
The funding enabled Mildenhall Town, whose first team play in the Bostik League North Division at Step 4 of the Non-League Pyramid, to install the railings that were required to enable their ground to be graded at level D.
Mildenhall Town, who also operate seven youth teams from Under-12 to Under-18 age groups, along with an Under-23 Reserve side, will soon have a scholarship scheme for Youths aged 16-18 years, which will provide a platform to combine football training with FA and UEFA qualified coaches alongside education in a full-time capacity.
The club received a grant of £12,897 from the Premier League, delivered by the FSIF, which helped to make the project possible.
The FSIF is funded with £6.5m each year from the Premier League. It is the country’s largest provider of grants towards projects that help improve the comfort and safety of lower-league football grounds in both the professional and amateur game.
These improvements range from new football stands and turnstiles to floodlighting and improved provision for disabled supporters.
Mildenhall Town FC Chairman Martin Tuck said: “We are very pleased to gain this grant aid from the Football Stadia Improvement Fund, which is supported by the Premier League.
“This has enabled our club to make the necessary upgrades to our ground to ensure that we can compete at the highest sustainable level of non-league football.”
Peter McCormick OBE, Chairman of the Football Stadia Improvement Fund, said: “The FSIF is one of the many ways that the Premier League is offering a helping hand to clubs further down the pyramid.
“I commend Mildenhall Town FC for their efforts in securing this Premier League funding towards the new spectator surround barrier.”