If you have any further questions after reading these please get in touch by email, phone or in person at matches. We’re always happy to answer your questions and listen to your opinion.
Q – What is a Supporters’ Trust?
A – Think of it simply as a set of rules that allow fans to join together as an organisation. The rules state that it will be democratic, independent and that all surpluses will be used to achieve the aims of the trust.
Q – What are the Trust’s Aims?
A – The Trust has four objectives written into its constitution. To paraphrase them:
– Provide a democratic forum for supporters’ views
– Represent members’ views and negotiate with the board of RRFC
– Support football development in our community
– Ensure a positive portrayal of RRFC and its supporters
Q – How do I join the Trust?
A – Easy! Fill in a membership form and get it into the hands of someone at the Trust in one of the following three ways:
– Website: Pay your membership fee by credit or debit card using Paypal
– At Matches: Hand in a form and your membership fee at the Trust table in the South Stand concourse
– By Post: Send the form and a cheque to Raith Supporters Trust, c/o Raith Rovers Football Club, Starks Park, Pratt Street, Kirkcaldy, Fife, KY1 1SA
Q – How will I know I’ve become a member?
A – You’ll get a confirmation letter and a share certificate in the Trust.
Q – How much does this cost?
A – Membership costs £5 per year. If your business or organisation would like to be a member then call our Answerphone on 0870 432 1987 and leave your name and address. We’ll give you a call as soon as we can.
Q – How does the Trust propose to have a say in the club?
A – In three ways: by being a shareholder and attending shareholding meetings like the club AGM, through active involvement in the Raith Forum, and by representing the views of the members directly to the club’s board via our representative David Wann.
Q – What has the Trust Achieved?
A – In it’s first two years £30,000 was raised, much of this total was invested in youth football to help find the stars of the future. During 2005 we were heavily involved in the Reclaim The Rovers campaign which eventually resulted in the successful takeover of the club, and a seat on the board of the club to represent the £100,000 investment that the supporters groups raised. The alternative business plan which we put together during the campaign has helped shape how the club now runs.
Q – What are the Key Principles of the Trust?
A – We sum them up as Community, Independence and Democracy.