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Ross County receive £50,000 from Covid-19 Crisis Fund

By Will Clark

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ROSS County, along with all 42 clubs in Scotland's top four divisions, have received £50,000 from the SPFL Trust's Covid-19 Crisis Fund.

Ross County receive £50,000.
Ross County receive £50,000.

The fund was established to support clubs and their communities after James Anderson gifted the SPFL Trust £3,125,000.

Clubs were able to secure the grant, provided they demonstrate support for the wider community in which they are based.

Ross County chief executive Steven Ferguson says the club are grateful for the funding

He said: “Ross County are exceptionally grateful for the support during these worrying times.

"With the significant implications of the virus on football, all clubs are in a position where key revenue streams have been depleted meaning the planning and implementation of health and safety measures has been challenging.

"This funding will go a long way in not just helping Ross County but in assisting all the clubs that are fortunate to receive the funds.”

James Anderson, a fund manager and partner at investment firm Baillie Gifford, last week donated £3,125,000 inclusive of gift aid to the SPFL Trust to support Scottish football at this time of crisis.

The club Covid-19 Crisis Fund has a value of £2.1m and will be allocated to clubs fully in the coming days.

The other £1,025,000 is being split into two parts: Scottish Football United and the Anderson Fund.

Scottish Football United is to be a major new project launched later this year. It had previously hoped to secure traditional grant funding in 2021 for a 2022 launch, but since the original donation was secured plans are now being put in place.

Scottish Football United aims to bring together clubs, governing bodies, with national and local public agencies to create a focal point for future crisis planning and support.

A new restricted fund will be set up, The Anderson Fund, which will be used to fund new projects, which demonstrate a positive impact on health, attainment, or inclusion as well as any general related support during the Covid-19 crisis.

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