Chelsea FC The Most Generous PL Foundation

Chelsea FC are the most charitable team in the Premier League, in terms of spending through their charitable foundations, recent research has shown. The Chelsea FC Foundation spent £7.5m and brought in £7.9m; the 20 teams spent a total of £52.5m in the most recent year for which they have filed accounts. The 20 official Premier League charities spent a total of £52.5m in the most recent year for which they have filed accounts and had a combined income of £58.6m. These figures are based on the latest accounts which were filed with the Charity Commission by the 20 Premier League teams, all of which cover the 2017/18 football season. Chelsea were the most generous, with the Chelsea FC Foundation spending £7.6m on charitable causes, whilst also having the highest income at £7.9m. The Chelsea Foundation focuses on football development programmes.

The Rest Of The League

The charitable foundations for Manchester United, Norwich City and Everton made up the rest of the top-four biggest charitable spenders in the league. The bottom three teams in terms of the charity spending of their official foundations were Bournemouth, Aston Vill and Leicester City. Apart from Chelsea, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Norwich City had the biggest incomes among the charitable foundations. Aston Villa, Arsenal and Wolverhampton Wanderers were the teams with the three lowest charitable incomes. Premier League clubs made a joint amount of £2.4bn in 2017/18 from broadcast and central commercial revenues, figures from the league show. But that £2.4bn will have been substantially increased by individual club earnings from gate receipts, merchandising, participation in other competitions, sponsorship, transfer fees and other incomes streams. With more and more fundraising opportunities revealing themselves the opportunities for local sports teams are growing significantly. However not all clubs have access to these foundations’ funds and are in need of alternative fundraising methods. If your club falls into this bracket, then perhaps a lottery would benefit your team.

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