Helston Athletic have been awarded a further grant by the Football Foundation.

The £500 grant from the Foundation’s Club Preparation Fund will help the Blues to prepare their buildings to safely reopen in line with Government guidance around hygiene and social distancing, and the FA’s plans for a ‘phased return’ that were announced on July 18.

The Club Preparation Fund follows the £7m of investment awarded to 2,900 organisations through last month’s Pitch Preparation Fund, delivered by the Premier League, The FA and Government’s Football Foundation. This is enabling over 9,000 football pitches to be made match-fit, and is benefitting over 33,000 football teams.

Speaking about their funding success, Paul Hendy, club chairman, said: “The financial support received from the Football Foundation, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, has been nothing but excellent. This latest funding will help with the completion of essential works in support of allowing the club prepare for a safe return to football."

The Football Foundation is a charity funded by the Premier League, the FA and the Government, through Sport England.