The FA Community Shield

Over 100 charities benefit from Shield donations

Saturday 09 Aug 2014
The FA Community Shield supported by McDonald's

Over 100 charities and good causes from across the country will benefit from FA Community Shield donations this year. 

Clubs who made it through to the First Round and beyond in last season’s FA Cup will receive a £2,000 payment for nominated organisations from money raised at Sunday’s Community Shield fixture. 

As competing clubs, both Arsenal and Manchester City will receive an extra £25,000 for distribution. 

Arsenal v Manchester City

The FA Community Shield supported by McDonald's
3pm, Sunday 10 August 2014
Wembley Stadium connected by EE
Live on BT Sport

Among those to benefit last season, Burnley gave a percentage of their money to Rossendale & Pendle Mountain Rescue Team while the Great North Air Ambulance received money from Carlisle United’s donation. 

Birmingham County Scouts were handed a donation from West Bromwich Albion and Acorns Children’s Hospice were recipients of Aston Villa’s Community Shield payment. 

In addition, money raised from The Shield also goes to The FA's charity partners.

"We donate something like £600,000 from the game to charity," said FA General Secretary Alex Horne.

"A large chunk of that goes to our own charity partner, Teenage Cancer Trust, and we donate £150,000 to them.

"The whole of English football is built on a bedrock of grassroots participation. So we use the community aspect of it - a community award process that culminates in the Community Shield. 

"It's one of our ways to say thank you to all of those volunteers."

Alex Horne on the Community Shield donations

By FA Staff