Football League club community programmes across England and Wales are set to benefit from a new charity single released in the wake of the inner-city riots that gripped the country earlier this year.

'Iridescent' is the first initiative from Project Underdog - a new charity created to help those who suffered as a result of the disturbances - with 25% of the proceeds from the single going to The Football League Trust.

Produced by a group of unsigned music artists from affected areas, Iridescent - a cover of the Linkin Park original - is now on general release and can be downloaded from iTunes, here.

The remaining profits will be donated to local communities in order to aid initiatives to keep young people off the streets and encourage engagement in sport, music and other activities.

"All 72 Football League clubs operate at the heart of their communities, using the power of football to help make a difference to thousands of lives through wide ranging projects such as social inclusion and education," said Mike Evans, General Manager of The Football League Trust.

"Many of these communities were affected by the awful scenes witnessed earlier this year and the money raised through the sale of Iridescent will go into helping them rebuild their lives."

Along with the record - which is being tipped as a surprise Christmas Number One - Project Underdog is going on the road to local communities in order to raise awareness of the plight of so many across the UK.

"This is a hugely exciting project which stems from the recent riots and devastation that hit our city centres," added Jo Lloyd, the 22-year-old mastermind of Project Underdog.

"We are going all out to raise funds not only for those communities that are still recoiling in the wake of the unrest, but to all local communities who can then help keep children off the streets and give them a chance to make a life for themselves".

Find out more about Project Underdog at www.projectunderdog.co.uk or download the single now via iTunes.