The trust was registered under the Industrial and Provident Societies Act 1965 and is run for the benefit of the club and community.
It is financially accountable and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
It is a member of Supporters Direct, which campaigns for the introduction of reforms that will ensure that supporters have a formal role in the ownership and governance of their football clubs.
We aim to represent the interests of our members and to get the club to take those interests into account when making decisions.
We believe that the involvement of fans will be beneficial for the club and will encourage its owners to run it in a sustainable way to ensure its long-term future.
When and if it becomes possible to buy shares in the club, the trust aims to buy shares and cooperate with individual fans who own shares in order to influence the decisions made by the club.
Board members cannot run the trust effectively without help from other members.
A supporters’ trust without members is meaningless.