No Room For Racism

No Room For Racism Action Plan progress: Supporting communities

9 Feb 2023

We look at what's changed in helping young people reach potential through education and creating pathways

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To mark the two-year anniversary of the launch of the Premier League No Room For Racism Action Plan, the Premier League is updating the progress that has been made on the six key objectives that were set out in its No Room For Racism Action Plan.

We will also outline the targets that have been set for those “key pillars” to ensure that this momentum continues.

Supporting Communities

Commitment: The Premier League is committed to using the appeal and reach of the League and clubs, working together to help children and young people reach their potential through education and creating pathways to opportunities.

The Premier League continues to develop and promote its No Room For Racism education resources via national community programmes (Premier League Primary Stars, Premier League Kicks and Premier League Inspires) and across the Academy Education and Player Care network. 

The resources focus on allyship, racial stereotyping, online abuse and inclusion and engage young people through Premier League-funded community programmes run by 106 professional clubs.

The Premier League Primary Stars No Room For Racism resources have been used by more than 8,900 teachers to engage over 267,000 young people in primary schools across England and Wales.

Download: PL Primary Stars No Room For Racism resources

In partnership with the PFA, the Premier League invests £5.9million annually into clubs, with a further £2.8million invested via the EFL Trust. This provides core support to 98 club charities to be inclusive, well governed, and sustainable, with each of those clubs required to have a named strategic EDI lead as well as operational leads for race equality, disability, gender and LGBTQ+ Inclusion. 

During the 2021/22 season, 31 per cent of participants engaged across the four Premier League-funded programmes (Premier League Primary Stars, Premier League Kicks, Premier League Inspires and Premier League PFA Community Fund), were from ethnically diverse communities, an increase of three per cent from 2020/21. 

Also in this series

Part 1: No Room For Racism two-year progress update explained
Part 2: Action Against Racism
Part 3: Embedding equality
Part 4: Executive pathways
Part 5: Coaching pathways
Part 6: Player and match official pathways

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