This autumn every Barclays Premier League football club will donate a player to a charity, school or community project in their local area to help promote that organisation’s work.
Between September and November 2008, 20 community groups will win a Premier League Player for up to four hours to help raise awareness of their cause and a £4,000 donation. In addition the Premier League will also award individual £4,000 donations to a further 100 community projects, charities or schools.
Launched last season, Places for Players returns as part of Creating Chances, the Premier League’s £122 million community programme.
To win a player and a donation community groups, charities and good causes need to complete an application form. In no more than 600 words organisations have to describe how they would best use a player to raise awareness of their work and how they would also use the £4,000 donation. Organisations should be within 90 minutes travelling distance of a Premier League Club.
The closing date for entries is Friday 1 August 2008.
Each Club will choose one winning organisation to receive a player visit and a £4,000 donation, and a further five runners-up to receive a £4,000 donation from the Premier League.