The Barclays Community Sports Award – open for nominations!

Barclays Spaces for Sport and partner logosDo you know a person, group or organisation that has recently used the positive power of sport to make a real and lasting difference in their community?

If so, then you need to know about the Barclays Community Sports Award!

This new award is a partnership between Barclays Spaces for Sports, the Premier League’s Creating Chances programme and the Football Foundation and has been set up to recognise the outstanding achievements of individuals and groups that use sport to benefit communities across the UK.

The accolade will be awarded each month during the Barclays Premier League season alongside those for Barclays Player and Manager of the Month, to highlight the great efforts being made by many within community sport.

Each monthly winner will receive £1,000 for their group or organisation, a limited edition trophy and will be 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 will also receive a VIP trip to London to be presented with their award from former England footballer Gareth Southgate, who will head up the judging panel for the award.

You can nominate a person, group or not-for- profit organisation for the award using this online form. T&Cs apply.

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Tell us about them!

If you are nominating someone for the Barclays Community Sports Award we’d love to hear about them.

Please leave a comment below or email [email protected] with details of who they are, what they do and why you are nominating them for the award.

More places to shout about your Unsung Hero

BBC Sports Unsung Hero 2010If you’re nominating someone for the Barclays Community Sports Award, why not also put them forward for the BBC’s Unsung Hero award, part of the Sports Personality of the Year Awards.

Find out more.

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  1. Clare Gray on October 20, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    Can I put forward a sailing club which exists to make sailing possible with people with a disability? They have a membership which is 50/50 disabled and not. They certainly use sport to make a real and lasting difference to their community.
    They make use of one of the old London docks (Greenland Dock SE16).
    I cannot make out whether the award is exclusively for football.

  2. Club Website on October 20, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    Hi Clare

    This award is for all sports, so you are able to nominate the sailing club.

    Full T&Cs can be found in the article above.

    Good luck!
    The CW Team

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