The Premier League recently launched its annual
Creating Chances Report, a summary of its clubs
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) work. Creating
Chances is the work that the Premier League delivers
at the heart of the communities in which Premier
League clubs operate.
Lord Coe commented in the Creating Chances
“For years the Premier League has been
delivering in the area of sports participation
and it was appropriate that just after the Paralympics
ended they launched the Premier League Community
Facility Fund, with a three-year capital investment
of £18m to build local sports facilities to increase
participation and physical activity in underserved
inner city areas.”
As part of their CSR work, the Premier League,
in association with the Foundation, launched the
Premier League Community Facility Fund (PLCFF) in
September 2012.The new initiative sees an investment
of £18m over three years that will provide grants to
refurbish or develop new sports facilities for local
people across the country.
Stretford High School was one of the first projects
to benefit from PLCFF funding, receiving a £350,000
grant towards the development of Stretford Sports
Village’s new artificial grass pitch. Premier League
Chief Executive, Richard Scudamore, was joined by
former Manchester United Manager, Sir Alex Ferguson,
to officially launch the PLCFF and open the new facility
in Stretford last year.
At the opening, Sir Alex said:
“The great thing
about the Premier League is that they’ve been doing
this kind of work for a long time now.They don’t
get the publicity they deserve and without their
funding, initiatives like the Stretford Sports Village
wouldn’t exist.”
The Premier League invests £45m of funding a year
into a range of community projects, employing 1,604
club staff, delivering 843 club projects and benefiting
541,750 individuals.
You can read the full Creating Chances Report 2012
or download the iPad
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