As one of the biggest sports charities in the world, the Premier League Charitable Fund makes a difference to the lives of hundreds of thousands of people every year.
Launched in 2010 to support the delivery of the Premier League Communities strategy, today the Premier League Charitable Fund distributes around £35million a year to professional football club community organisations (CCOs), from the Premier League and partners.
More than 1.9million people have benefited from the Premier League Charitable Fund's events, festivals and national community and education programmes since 2010. Find out more about the work of the Premier League Charitable Fund, through the voices of our participants and beneficiaries.
The Premier League Charitable Fund is made up of a small and committed team, led by an experienced Board of Trustees. Find out more about the charity's Trustees here.
"Thanks to the ongoing funding from the Premier League and our partners, the Premier League Charitable Fund continues to support more than 100 professional football club community organisations to use the power of football as a force for good. By supporting community organisations from the Premier League to the National League to grow and develop their own capabilities we ensure that, together, we deliver programmes that address important societal issues, empower participants to reach their potential and create opportunities for people of all ages to positively impact their local communities."
Ruth Shaw, Premier League Charitable Fund Chief Executive
What does the Premier League Charitable Fund do?
The Premier League Charitable Fund aims to:
- Build stronger communities where everyone can achieve
- Enhance physical and mental wellbeing
- Develop personal skills and positive relationships
- Increase sporting, educational and employment opportunities
How the Premier League Charitable Fund works
The Premier League Charitable Fund uses Premier League and partner funding to develop programmes and provide support to 105 Club Community Organisations (CCOs) from the National League to the Premier League.
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CCOs are supported to deliver innovative programmes and quality services thanks to Premier League Charitable Fund investment in infrastructure and capability, training and advice.
The Premier League Charitable Fund monitors and reports on the overall impact of the charity's activity to demonstrate the value of football to communities and the value of the Premier League and partner investment.
The Premier League Charitable Fund works in three broad ways to achieve its goals...
i. Working in partnership with the Premier League which drives strategy and objectives; with the police and other partners and funders, who support the charity's work; and with CCOs and clubs, who deliver Premier League programmes funded through the Premier League Charitable Fund for participants.
ii. Supporting CCOs primarily through funding, but also through training, guidance and networking opportunities. This contributes to CCOs' delivery of programmes with value for money, and to sustainably respond to need within their communities.
iii. Delivering outcomes for participants. The wide-ranging and popular appeal of football, combined with clubs’ own connections and platform within communities, gives CCOs a unique opportunity to connect with people and offer them a sense of belonging and identity.
Support and Funding
The Premier League Charitable Fund administers core funding from the Premier League, Professional Footballers' Association, and other charity partners, which allows CCOs to tailor their community provision to local need with responsiveness and autonomy.
This core funding can also help CCOs to secure match funding from other sources.
Support from the Premier League and the Premier League Charitable Fund's partners has enabled more than 3.1 million hours of activity to be delivered in some of the most deprived areas of England and Wales, using the power of football to enable young people to achieve their potential.
Premier League programmes and funds
Premier League funding distributed by the Premier League Charitable Fund also supports CCOs to deliver one or more national Premier League programmes or funds in their local communities.