Three EFL Clubs have been commended for their delivery of outstanding community projects by being recognised with the ‘Community Project of the Season’ award.
Announced as part of the EFL’s Week of Action, three divisional winners have been awarded for some of the most successful and impactful community projects within the EFL over the last year.
2022 Community Projects of the Season:
Championship - Preston North End
The Club won judges over with its innovative project supporting members of its local community marking Ramadan and Eid. The Club has also implemented a multi-faith prayer room for its supporters of all faiths, enabling fans to pray before and after games should they need to.
League One – Burton Albion
Burton Albion has been acknowledged for its success in supporting the NHS at the Burton Albion Vaccination Centre during the pandemic where more than 200,000 vaccinations have been carried out – a major undertaking for the Club.
League Two – Swindon Town
Judges were blown away by Swindon Town’s ‘Project Me’ mentoring initiative launched in response to the pandemic to support children with mild-to-moderate mental health concerns.
The winners will receive their awards at a special event hosted at the House of Commons on 19 April alongside project participants, staff and volunteers from each Club Community Organisation considered instrumental in delivering this commendable work.
The overall winner for each category will be announced live at the EFL Awards, 24 April 2022.
All 72 EFL Clubs, through their CCO’s deliver a wide range of projects 365 day per year focusing on improving health and wellbeing, raising aspirations, realising potential and building stronger, more cohesive communities. Using the appeal of football, EFL Clubs collectively invest over £59m in their communities annually.
Established in 2006, the EFL Awards is an annual gala event which celebrates excellence both on and off the pitch.