What is the Community Scheme?
Fund raising has now become a necessity to most clubs. One of the main ways of fundraising is to raffle bottles of wine or boxes of chocolates at matches and other functions, however it is generally the same parents/ supporters purchasing these and frequently re-donating them for the following home game. With the best will in the world unfortunately this is not enough.
This is where The Community Scheme was born. The idea was for the junior football clubs to come together and pool their resources, by sharing the costs of software and equipment, so junior football clubs become more viable to run. The Community Scheme also finds other external revenue through its membership scheme.
What is The Membership Scheme?
The membership scheme allows members of the general public to help their local junior football club whilst also getting something out of it for themselves. The different benefits they get is a monthly magazine that contains monthly competitions and prizes as well as news about the local area and a generally nice magazine to read.
Where can I get more information about becoming a member?
As we like to get to know who each of our members are we ask people who are interested to give us a call or an email and we will get back in touch with you. We then try our best to come and see you in person or if it is more convenient we will give you a ring and have a friendly chat about who we are and what we do.
How do we know we can trust you?
Don’t just ask us ask our members as I am sure each of them have asked the same question. We are also a part of the Fundraising Standards Board where we have had to take the fundraising promise, which outlines how we behave when doing our fundraising and ensures what we do is legal, honest, open, transparent and accountable.
The North Riding Fa and the West Riding Fa also suggest us as the recommended fundraisers for junior football clubs in their areas.
What are we trying to achieve?
Through working alongside the Fund raising standards board, North riding FA and West Riding Fa. The community scheme has been able to grow, and with help from its members, now supports 25 different junior football teams.
With the continued support of all our members and hopefully future members we are hoping to keep on growing and be able to support even more junior football clubs. As we are all very passionate about setting the youth of today onto the right path and we believe one of the greatest mediums to do this is through football.
We hope to one day be in every major community in England, so that we can become one national community.