Chesterfield are one of 11 clubs currently asking the National League board to reconsider the distribution of National Lottery funding between clubs.

There has been significant dissatisfaction at how the support package has been shared out, with a number of clubs feeling that disproportionate figures have been allocated in some cases.

Speaking as part of an update today to supporters, Spireites chief executive John Croot explained:

“We are one of 11 clubs who have joined forces to ask the National League board to reconsider the way that compensation via National Lottery funding is distributed. The funding is for losses incurred as a direct result of the decision to prevent supporters attending matches due to the impact of Covid-19.

“In extreme cases, this resulted in some clubs receiving around five times as much funding – per absent spectator – as other clubs, which is patently unfair. It is hoped that the distribution of funds will be revised to make it a more realistic allocation.”

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