Maidstone United's plan for a purpose built community stadium in the town will take a significant step forward at the end of the month with the presentation of their bid for funding to the Football Foundation.
Chairman Paul Bowden-Brown confirmed that two experts, experienced in stadium funding, will spend the weekend studying all aspects of the bid before the paperwork is forwarded to the Foundation.
Mr Bowden-Brown said: "We're all very sorry the bid has taken so long but you only get one crack at these things so it’s crucial that you are meticulous and get it right at the first time of asking.
"Two friends of the club, well versed in these matters, have kindly agreed to study every last word of our bid. After that we will present the bid to the Football Foundation."
He added: "We have attended what I would describe as a couple of surgeries where the bid has been scrutinised. We are also grateful to the Football Association and the Kent County FA for all their assistance in this matter."
Mr Bowden-Brown stressed again that the proposed stadium in Whatman Way would be a community facility.
"Yes, Maidstone United will play their home games there but essentially it will be a community facility. It’s important the people of Maidstone and the surrounding area are fully aware of this.
"Instead of going out of town, local youngsters will be able to play their cup finals there."
Mr Bowden-Brown confirmed that the club remains in the market for another striker and that pre-season training starts on Thursday, July 3.
Three sessions will be held at Mote Park before another four sessions are held at Cobdown, Ditton.