Apply now for the Barclays Community Sports Awards 2012/13
The Barclays Community Sports Awards is a monthly award that recognises the outstanding achievements of individuals who use sport to benefit communities across the UK. If you would like to nominate a person who has recently made a real and lasting difference in their community through sport, then click here.
The accolade is awarded each month during the Barclays Premier League football season alongside those for Barclays Player and Manager of the Month, to highlight the great efforts being made by many in community sport. The award is open to any individual benefiting their community in any sport.
Each monthly winner receives £1,000 for their group or organisation, a limited edition trophy and is 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 also receives an invitation to a celebratory event with Gareth Southgate in London.
The 2012/13 season sees a new focus for how the award money can be spent. At least 50% of the monthly or end of season sum should now be spent on sports or skills based qualifications. Former England footballer Gareth Southgate heads up the judging panel with representatives from Barclays, the Premier League, the Football Foundation and The Times newspaper. The award is being delivered in partnership between Barclays Spaces for Sports, the Premier League's Creating Chances programme and the Football Foundation.
Last season's award was won by Ros Cramp, a Disability Coordinator at the Stevenage and North Herts Athletics Club. Ros has spent the past 12 years developing a fully inclusive club for disabled athletes and also runs the N-Able Herts Disability Sports Association.
For more information visit www.barclayscommunitysportsaward.com