The success of the Premier League both on and off the pitch enables the League to support and invest in communities and schools, and in the wider game, at a scale that is unprecedented in professional sport.
Through its Charitable Fund, the Premier League creates and supports activities that inspire young people to achieve their potential and positively impact their communities. Since the charity was formed in 2010, over 1.4 million young people have been involved in one of the programmes, festivals or community activities delivered through the community arm of Premier League and English Football League clubs in England and Wales.
Using the appeal of the Premier League and professional football the Premier League Charitable Fund (PLCF) aims to create positive and lasting sporting, health and education outcomes for children, young people and the wider community. The PLCF develops programmes and provides funding to 92+ Club Community Organisations (CCOs) in the Premier League and English Football League. We support CCOs to deliver innovative programmes and quality services and we invest in infrastructure and capability, training and advice.
The Premier League Communities strategy sets out its ambition to inspire and connect with local and global communities through football.
Four key objectives underpin the strategy:
- Building stronger communities where everyone can achieve
- Enhancing physical and mental wellbeing
- Developing personal skills and positive relationships
- Increasing sporting, educational and employment opportunities
The strategy is delivered primarily through three major national programmes:
- Premier League Primary Stars – inspiring children aged 5–11 to learn, be active and develop important life skills
- Premier League Inspires – inspiring children and young people to develop the personal skills and positive attitudes to succeed in life
- Premier League Kicks – inspiring young people to achieve their potential and improve their wellbeing; working together to build stronger, safer and more inclusive communities