Once again, Manchester City fans will have the opportunity to change the lives of communities around the world for a fifth successive year when Cityzens Giving returns next week.

So far, this truly global display of citizenship has made a difference to thousands of young people around the world. 

Before we kick off this year’s campaign, here are some of the statistics and stories from the last 12 months to remind us why Cityzens Giving is so special.

15,000 young people in 18 cities around the world have benefitted from community football projects led by inspiring Young Leaders. 

Coaches from Manchester City’s foundation, City in the Community, have travelled around the world to provide training for more than 500 Young Leaders, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to tackle the most pressing social issues in their communities. 

Young Leaders in Mexico City opened a second football pitch, working with hundreds of community volunteers to create a safe space for local children to play and connect. 

A community pitch was also refurbished in Bangkok, where local City fans attending the opening and took part in a tournament led by Young Leaders.  

In New York, Young Leaders hosted volunteers and players at the Soccer Bloc programme during City’s pre-season tour to the United States. 

The Premier League trophy and Carabao Cup visited Cityzens Giving projects in Melbourne, São Paulo, Bandung and Hanoi, along with City Legends Joleon Lescott and Paul Dickov.

Finally, in June, more than 70 Young Leaders from across our global network of community projects once again visited the City Football Academy for the fourth annual Cityzens Giving Young Leaders Summit.

Made possible by Etihad Airways, the Summit’s official partner, participants attended on and off the pitch workshops to share knowledge and enhance their community coaching and leadership skills.

Cityzens Giving 2019 launches on Wednesday, 14 November, when we will be revealing six new projects for fans to vote for their favourite project and decide how funds are split.

Keep a look out on www.mancity.com and don’t forget to choose your cause!