Liverpool FC has once again been awarded the prestigious CommunityMark, the UK's national standard for leadership and excellence in the community.

LFC was first awarded the CommunityMark in 2009 and continues to be recognised for the positive impact it has on the city of Liverpool and overseas through its community programmes.

Organisations receive their new CommunityMark, which is endorsed by HRH the Prince of Wales, every three years, provided they successfully demonstrate the value and benefits of its community activities.

Ian Ayre, the club's managing director, said: "As a socially responsible business, we are proud of our heritage and the proactive role we play in our communities today and for the past 20 years.

"We are delighted to successfully renew our CommunityMark which is recognition for the excellent work achieved through our Foundation and the great emphasis we put throughout the club on serving our community both here in Liverpool and overseas."

LFC was presented with the CommunityMark at a gala dinner in London with the Prime Minister, David Cameron, and Business in the Community's chief executive, Stephen Howard, presenting the award to the club.

Mr Howard said: "I congratulate Liverpool FC for continuing to be part of the growing network of CommunityMark companies today.

"Business has a vital role to help create vibrant and prosperous communities. CommunityMark holders are at the heart of this movement, demonstrating an impressive commitment to identifying and responding to social needs.

"Crucially, these companies understand that excellence in community investment not only has a positive and valuable impact on society, but also creates real business benefits, and Liverpool FC continues to demonstrate this.

"We hope their example will inspire many more businesses to put responsible behaviour at the heart of how they do business."

For more information about the work done by the Liverpool FC Foundation, visit the dedicated website.