United present cheque for £2,000 as their portion of the community fund proceedsBefore the Luton game there was a presentation of a cheque for £2,000 made payable to the Oxford United Youth and Community Trust as United’s share of the funds raised by the 2015 FA Community Shield between Arsenal and Chelsea. This fund was generated by the general admission ticket income net of match expenses, plus all profits from the sale of the match programme. This amounted to 40 per cent of the total match day income.
Each competing club was allocated a share of the fund to donate to community initiatives, while a section of the fund was allocated to the 124 eligible clubs (those that participated from the first round proper of the FA Cup last season) to donate to up to three local charities or community-based initiatives.
The remainder of the fund will be donated to The FA charity partners. Breast Cancer Care was chosen by the FA Community Shield Distribution Committee and FA Group staff following a robust selection process, and will be The FA’s official charity partner until July 2016.