The Eredivisie and Vriendenloterij (Friends Lottery), CSR Partner of the league, have introduced in 2018 a brand new award: CSR Project of the year. With this award Vriendenloterij and Eredivisie want to enlarge theimpact of the local community projects. Every year the Vriendenloterij supports three projects with a gift.
In the build-up to the new CSR Project of the Year, the Vriendenloterij made in 2018 a one-time donation to all eighteen eredivisie teams to support a new, or current CSR Project: Old Stars and Playing for Succes are some of these supported projects.
CSR Project Eredivisie is being awarded since 2019 and is a replacement of the former CSR Player of the yearAward, which has been awarded in the past to several famous players. The award is for the player who make a difference in the community, a specific rolmodel. Some former winners are Giovanni van Bronckhorst (Feyenoord Rotterdam), Siem de Jong (AFC Ajax) and Jeroen Zoet (PSV Eindhoven).