Major target reached by Kilmarnock Supporters Trust

February 15, 2018 by  

The Supporters Trust set up by fans of Kilmarnock Football Club is celebrating after reaching the first of its major financial targets, meaning it is closer to its overall goal.

The main aim of this organisation is to get one of its representatives onto the board of directors at the club, and £100,000 was the sum needed to purchase this. Much of it was raised through donations from Kilmarnock supporters, who committed to a monthly direct debit, but there was also a sizeable outside donation.

Described as an anonymous front funder in the statement released by the Trust, this substantial contribution ensured that the organisation reached its financial target inside nine months – much quicker than was expected at its launch.

The cash from this mystery benefactor is a loan that will be repaid through continued monthly payments from fans. The Trust will now plan the next step with the club and speaking to the Daily Record, Jim Thomson from the Trust said:

“Trust in Killie is not a one-off campaign to achieve a supporter director but is to be an ongoing revenue stream for the club for years to come. This is really just the beginning and, moving forward, Trust in Killie needs as many subscribers and donors as possible.”

Such organisations are often promoted with the help of places supplying poster printing.