Apply now for the Barclays Community Sports Award 2011/12
The Barclays Community Sports Award, now in its second season, 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 will be awarded each month during the Barclays Premier League season, to highlight the great efforts being made by many within community sport. Individuals from any sport can be nominated for a Barclays Community Sports Award.
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 receive their award from Gareth Southgate.
Former England footballer Gareth Southgate heads up the judging panel for the award, which is a partnership between Barclays Spaces for Sports, the Premier League's Creating Chances programme and the Football Foundation.
Last season's award was won by Rabiya Ahmed, an 18 year old volunteer for the Fishwick Rangers Youth Development Scheme in Preston. Rabiya set up a football team and fitness class to encourage women from ethnic minorities in the area to take part in sporting activities.