Birmingham City's Ladies' team could be forced to withdraw from the FA Nationwide Premier League unless they can find a sponsor by the end of the week.
As things stand Blues need £75,000 worth of investment in the next three days if they are to continue in the top flight. Otherwise, they face an uncertain future.
"We've got to hope that someone in the commercial world will see our plight and come in to help us," Birmingham Ladies' chairman Steve Shipway said.
The plight of Birmingham, who provided a quarter of England's Euro 2005 squad, had inspired Sir Trevor Brooking to speak on their behalf - albeit unsuccessfully.
Brooking, the FA Director of Football Development, got in touch with parent club Birmingham City in an attempt to try to save the club's women's set-up.
"Trevor rang Karren Brady (Birmingham's managing director) but Karren told him they had already looked into every avenue and that they didn't feel investing in women's football was commercially viable," Shipway said.