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GIVING A VOICE TO BRADFORD CITY SUPPORTERS

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Acting as a democratic and representative voice of the supporters of the Club;

we do this by:

regular meetings with the Club via the Supporters Board and direct communications as appropriate; fans' forums, consultation events and the Trust AGM; website, email, twitter and facebook communications.

 

Strengthening the bonds between the Club and the communities which it serves;

we do this by:

providing a focal point for contact between the Club, fans and the community; encouraging openness and consultation in the Club's decision making processes;

promoting the Club through the Trust's activities and events; promoting the game of football as a recreational activity and the use of the Club as a focus for initiatives in education, health, leisure and shared futures throughout the Bradford District; seeking out ways in which the Club and the Trust can add benefit to local football, the local community and the greater community throughout the Bradford District and beyond. supporting funding for Youth Development, Community Development and appropriate causes (e.g.: Burns Unit)

 

Achieving the greatest possible supporter and community influence in the running and the ownership of the Club;

we do this by:

seeking out views of supporters and the community and representing     them as appropriate to the Club via established channels of communication.

ABOUT THE SUPPORTERS TRUST

We are an independent, democratic, not-for-profit supporters organisation, wholly owned by our members and run by volunteers. We are dedicated to promoting the interests of City Supporters and their Club. Membership is free and is open to all Bradford City Fans with the long-term sustainable success of the Club at heart. We always aim to have the benefit of the fans, the Club and the community at the centre of everything we do.

 

Our purpose is to encourage and develop balanced and constructive relationships between the Club, supporters and the communities it serves. Trust business is to be conducted for the benefit of the communities served by the Club and not for the profit of its members.

Operating sustainably, transparently and with financial responsibility;

we do this by:

operating by the Rules of the Trust (here);

running the organisation through a Board of elected and co-opted representatives as displayed on the website; we are owned by our members, one member, one share, one vote; holding regular (usually monthly) Board Meetings with items for discussion/decision subject to an agenda and recorded in formal Minutes; receipt of Membership and Treasurer's reports at Board Meetings;

requiring the presentation of an Annual Report and Accounts (prepared by an independent firm of Accountants) to the Trust's Annual General Meeting (here).

 

Being an inclusive organisation, open and accessible to all supporters of the Club regardless of their age, income, race, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexuality or religious or moral belief;

we do this by:

making membership available via our website free of charge; communicating with members via email or surface mail as appropriate; promoting membership via contacts throughout the community.

 

encouraging the Club to adopt similar objects.

we do this by:

our regular communications with the Club.

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The Bradford City Supporters Trust Objectives are: