The idea of setting up a Trust for Birmingham City supporters originated in the summer of 2011. A group of fans met together to find a constructive way to react to the news of the club’s financial problems, and asked Supporters Direct for help in setting up a Trust. One requirement was to register a legally binding set of rules.
On 21 February 2012, Blues Trust was registered under the Industrial and Provident Societies Act 1965. This helps to make the Trust transparent and accountable. Our rules can be downloaded from the Documents page on our website, and they are available for anyone to read.
As a registered society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014, Blues Trust has some rights that individuals or other groups don’t have. For example, it was able to apply to have St Andrew’s Stadium registered as an Asset of Community Value.
Blues Trust’s legal status also enables it to enjoy the many benefits of belonging to Supporters Direct, which represents over 180 supporters’ trusts. Membership provides access to specialist support and to a wide network of other Trusts that share similar values.
You can read more about Supporters Direct by clicking here.