The Scottish Football Association will increase payments made to member clubs by 50% in response to recent financial difficulties.
Postponed fixtures due to the recent arctic weather conditions have caused chaos for club’s income streams. The Scottish FA has sanctioned an additional £500,000 of discretionary payments to support member clubs in the short-term.
Stewart Regan, Scottish FA chief executive: “The Board has recognised the difficulties clubs are facing in a harsh financial climate. That situation has not been helped by the recent postponements of fixtures caused by adverse weather conditions.
“We feel that this gesture, at this time of year, will show our member clubs that we are committed to them and their ongoing prosperity. Moving forward, considerable work has been undertaken on our Performance Strategy and, to that end, it is our intention to initiate a series of performance-related incentives to reward positive behaviours at all levels of the game.”