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The success of Premier League football has allowed the League to provide unparalleled levels of funding for communities, schools and the wider football pyramid.

Long-term Premier League investment has underpinned the development of two of the largest sports charities in the world.

The independent Premier League Charitable Fund (PLCF) is one of the biggest sport charities in the world and distributes Premier League and partner funding to professional club community organisations across the Premier League, EFL and National League, helping them employ more than 6,200 people.

Annual investment into the PLCF has more than tripled in a decade, with a three-year budget in excess of £100 million.

Funding supports its flagship community and education programmes, Premier League Primary Stars, Premier League Kicks and Premier League Inspires, as well as the programmes run through the Premier League and PFA Community Fund.

Before the PLCF awards grants, a Capability Code of Practice, developed in collaboration with the PLCF, PFA and EFL Trust, provides a rigorous governance standard for club charities to meet, including safeguarding and finance requirements.

A comprehensive package of training and workforce development also ensures continuous improvement of the network.

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