Chorley CEO Terry Robinson has been speaking about the money the club are set to receive as part of the National Lottery grant given to National League clubs.

The Magpies are back in the National League North after one season in the National League, and like many clubs, have expressed some disappointment over the way the funding has been distributed.

Robinson said in a statement: “The finances of the club have been a major concern for directors and employees, but after major negotiations by the National League, The FA and the Government, a short-term package administered by the FA is to be provided to all National League clubs, with funding coming from The National Lottery. These payments are forthcoming, as the decision to commence playing was agreed on this undertaking.

“There are certain major differences between the National League and the North and South divisions. We are at the bottom end of the chain but nevertheless thankful for the assistance over the next three months, and while the payments will contribute to our total monthly wages, these will not cover the entire costs or cover other losses stemming from the end of last season, or the lack of income from pre-season friendlies and other planned events over the summer, along with the inability to sell matchday sponsorship packages and many other areas.”

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