The Barclays Community Sports Awards nominations for the 2012/13 season are NOW OPEN.
The award aims to recognise the outstanding achievements of individuals that use sport to benefit communities across the UK.
The accolade is awarded each month during the Barclays Premier League football season alongside those for Barclays Player and Manager of the Month, to highlight the great efforts being made by many in community sport. The awards are open to any individual benefiting their community in any sport.
Each monthly winner receives £1,000 for their group or organisation, a limited edition trophy and is entered into the end of season award to win a further £5,000, all donated by Barclays Spaces for Sports. The end of season award winner also receives an invitation to a celebratory event with Gareth Southgate in London.
The 2012/13 season sees a new focus for how the award money can be spent. At least 50% of the monthly or end of season sum should now be spent on sports or skills based qualifications. Further details on this can be found in the FAQ's below.
Former England footballer Gareth Southgate heads up the judging panel with representatives from Barclays, the Premier League, the Football Foundation and The Times newspaper.
The award is being delivered in partnership between Barclays Spaces for Sports, the Premier League’s Creating Chances programme and the Football Foundation.
Nominations for the 2012/13 season are now closed. Please visit this website again in August for the next season's awards.