The FIGC starts the Save Football Fund. Gravina: “An unprecedented initiative”A total of 21,700,000 euros set aside to help support the clubs, players and coaches in Serie B, Serie C, the Lega Dilettanti and women’s football
Thursday, June 4, 2020
As the professional leagues in Italy return to the pitch, “Phase 3” of Italian Football officially begins today with the foundation of the Save Football Fund by the FIGC Presidential Committee. At the instructions of President Gabriele Gravina, the FIGC administrative body launched the extraordinary project, which will be submitted for a final approval from the Federal Council on Monday 8 June. The project is seeking to support the clubs, players and coaches from Serie B, Serie C, the Lega Dilettanti and women’s football with a direct financial contribution to help face the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The total sum of the financial contributions will amount to 21,700,000 euros.
President Gravina said the following: “It’s an unprecedented initiative, and it represents a great step from the FIGC in taking responsibility for the footballing system as a whole. The project will provide direct contributions in order to provide a push-start to the recovery of football.”
Here is the planned allocation of resources from the Federation:
- up to €5,000,000 for the support of Lega B clubs;
- up to €5,000,000 for the support of Lega Pro clubs;
- up to €5,000,000 for LND clubs;
- up to €3,000,000 for players and up to €3,000,000 for coaching staff through a single contribution to the Solidarity Fund for players and coaching staff;
- €700,000 for clubs in the Women's Football League, for support to clubs as football returns to complete the 2019/20 season.