Just two football clubs gave more to charity than Norwich City in 2018/19

A young man waves the Community Sports Foundation flag at Carrow Road Picture: Ian Burt

A young man waves the Community Sports Foundation flag at Carrow Road Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

Norwich City's current position in the Premier League may not be ideal - however, at the most giving time of year the club finds itself in the Champions League positions of another table.

Norwich City defender Christoph Zimmermann at a Community Sports Foundation Summer Soccer School at

Norwich City defender Christoph Zimmermann at a Community Sports Foundation Summer Soccer School at Carrow Park. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

Government statistics have revealed that just two clubs in the whole country gave more to their communities than the Canaries - despite many teams nationally dwarfing the club financially.

Through the Norwich City Community Sports Foundation, the club spent more than £4.5m on charitable causes in the 2018/19 financial year - according to figures released by the Charity Commission.

This figure - £4,523,465 - puts City third in the list of most charitable football clubs in the country, behind just Chelsea and Charlton Athletic.

It also sees the Canaries outspending moneybags clubs like Manchester United (£4.3m) and Manchester City (£2.9m) - at least in the charitable stakes.

Norwich City players wearing special #BuildTheNest shirts while paying tribute to Duncan Forbes. Pic

Norwich City players wearing special #BuildTheNest shirts while paying tribute to Duncan Forbes. Picture: Paul Chesterton - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd


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Much of this figure will have gone towards The Nest, the new sports hub on the former Anglian Windows site off Holt Road in Hellesdon.

Earlier this year, the club vowed to match-fund up to £500,000 towards the next phase of the development and #BuildTheNest was emblazoned across the City's kit when they hosted Manchester United at Carrow Road.

The top 10 of the list is as follows:

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1. Chelsea - £7.5m

2. Charlton Athletic - £5.5m

3. Norwich City - £4.5m

4. Manchester United - £4.3m

5. Everton - £3.5m

6. Newcastle United - £3.47m

7. Tottenham Hotspur £3.46m

8. West Ham United - £3.2m

9. Brighton and Hove Albion - £3m

10. Manchester City £2.9m

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