The money generated by broadcast not only provides for the football and infrastructure of the League, it also funds our extensive commitments throughout the rest of the game.
Re-investing in communities is a fundamental part of what the Premier League and our Member Clubs do. Annually we give away over 14% of our £1.02bn turnover - £167.2m in the 2010/11 season – to bodies outside of the Premier League. No football league in the world redistributes more.
Creating Chances is the work the Premier League delivers at the heart of its communities in which the clubs operate. Over the last three years, Creating Chances has invested £111.6m into projects focusing on community cohesion, education, health, sports participation, and international ventures.
A charitable organisation, the Premier League Charitable Fund, acts as a governance vehicle to administer £10m each year into central and Club community activities.
The Premier League redistributes a large portion of its income to the rest of football. Last year, Football League clubs received £56.4million in solidarity payments and a further £5.4m to fund youth development, while the Conference received £2million. These figures do not include the parachute payments given to clubs who have been recently relegated from the Premier League.
Other football bodies the Premier League helps support include the Football Foundation, League Managers Association, Professional Game Match Officials Limited and the Professional Footballers’ Association.
The grass roots of the game are hugely important to the Premier League. The Premier League invests in the players of tomorrow and is funding a new generation of facilities.
See also: The objectives of the Premier League