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COMMUNITY: Shield distribution

2 February 2013

Where the money goes

The process for distributing funds raised by the FA Community Shield for community based initiatives features the following components: 

+ The funds available for distribution include the general admission ticket income net of match expenses and all profits from the sale of the match programme 

+ The 2012 FA Community Shield contribution to the fund amounted to 68% of the total match day income

+ Each competing club will be allocated an equal section of the fund to donate to community initiatives of its choice 

+ A section of the fund will be allocated to the 124 eligible clubs (those clubs that participated from the First Round Proper of the FA Cup last season) to nominate up to three local charities or community based initiative to receive its share of the fund

+ The remainder of the fund will be donated to the FA Charity Partner. Teenage Cancer Trust was chosen by the FA Community Shield Distribution Committee and FA Group staff following a robust selection process and it will The Fa's Official Charity Partner until July 2014. In addition to Teenage Cancer Trust, The FA Group will also be supporting the Bobby Moore Fund and the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation with a donation of £25,000 each during The FA's 150th anniversary in 2013 

+ Carlisle United have donated £1,000 to the Fratry Appeal at Carlisle Cathedral and £1,000 to Carlisle United Football in the Community. 

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