City Football Group has celebrated the impact of Cityzens Giving for Recovery, a 12-month global initiative launched in June 2020 to help communities around the world to get back on their feet

Mobilising City Football Group's ten clubs, thousands of staff, players, coaches and millions of fans, the campaign has raised over £1 million through donations from kind-hearted City fans and partners which CFG has matched pound for pound, seen over 10,000 hours of staff volunteering dedicated to local recovery-linked projects near to each of City Football Group's clubs and supported over 100,000 people globally to date.

Since June 2020, Cityzens Giving for Recovery has focused City Football Group's donations, expertise, facilities and resources on making a positive difference to the recovery of its communities globally, in addition to the emergency COVID-19 response that the Group has supported since the pandemic began through donations, in-kind support and loaning of facilities.

Cityzens Giving for Recovery has already helped to change lives in Manchester and around the world. In Manchester, young people particularly affected by the pandemic are being supported through a tailored programme that uses football to improve the mental health of local young people and reduce isolation. Around the globe, projects are supporting communities in diverse ways, including the provision of free healthy meals for vulnerable families, as well as ensuring that children have continued access to education and physical activity in the midst of the pandemic.

Find out more about the projects and how they are supporting recovery in their communities.