PUTTING FOOTBALL IN COMMUNITY HANDS
Football clubs are the beating heart of our communities, essential to local pride, character, and prosperity.
We are calling for government to take some practical steps
Establish a £400m Community Club Ownership Trust to help supporters purchase clubs in crisis or when they come up for sale, capitalised from a levy on football TV revenue or the hugely profitable football betting industry.
Create a powerful Community Right to Buy giving local people who mobilise to register their local stadium or ground as an Asset of Community Value vital leverage over club owners seeking to dispose of cherished football grounds.
Trial of a Back the Fans policy for clubs in administration, to replace HMRC’s preference for liquidation.
More than a club
The latest case studies from football clubs across the country, the beating hearts of their communities.
When FC United set up as a supporter-owned football club, they weren’t to know how rewarding their role in the community would come to be.
When a mother’s 13-year-old son was turned away by local football clubs, she decided to take matters into her own hands and set one up herself.