Welcome to the 1874 Northwich Supporters Trust Website
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Information about money matters and membership
- Who can join the Northwich Victoria Supporters Trust?
- Why should I join?
- How much does it cost?
- What will I get for my money?
- What are the restrictions on Junior members?
- How will my money be spent?
- Will I receive a dividend or return from the money I give to the Trust?
- Can I withdraw my money from the Trust in future?
- Will any individual make money from the Trust?
- How do I join?
- MEMBERSHIP FORM
Who can join the Northwich Victoria Supporters Trust?
Membership is open to everybody. If you are interested in the future of Northwich Victoria Football Club, or have an interest in the game of football in the area, then you can be a member.
There are restrictions on the activities of junior members for legal reasons.
Why should I join?
The main reason to join NVST is to become part of a Group, set up by fans, to be an independent voice on matters affecting Northwich Victoria Football Club, its supporters and the local community. By joining together we will be stronger and better placed to be able to influence the decisions made by the Club.
With the right skills and support, we will be able to undertake bigger and better projects to meet our objectives. But we are dependent upon the talents of members and need people from all backgrounds to provide help and advice on projects we wish to take on. Have you got something to offer? Please come and join us.
How much does it cost?
There are currently 4 categories and two levels of membership, as follows:
Bronze - £10/year
Silver - £10/month
Family - up to 2 adults and all children under 16
Bronze - £20/year
Silver - £15/month
Bronze - £5/year
Silver - £5/month
Juniors: (under 16s) - £5/year
What will I get for my money?
All full members get:
- Involvement with the trust
- a forum to express your views, the right to get
involved and to stand for the committee
- A nominal share in the Trust and a vote. Family membership results in
only one vote.
- Regular newsletters
- Free entry to monthly meetings, often featuring guest speakers
- Discounts, where these can be negotiated
What are the restrictions on Junior members?
The Northwich Victoria Supporters Trust is a legal entity, which means that minors are not allowed to be full, voting members. This means that Junior members are unable to hold a share, vote or stand for election.
In light of this, Junior membership is only £5 per year and it is intended to provide juniors with goods to the value of £5, as and when these are available.
How will my money be spent?
Most membership and fundraising monies are paid into the Trust's deposit account. A small float is maintained in the Trust current account. A small proportion of the money is used to meet annual running costs (room rental, printing costs, postage, auditing etc).
Funds are only released on the authority of the membership, although the Trust committee can authorise expenditure up to a value of £500, to cover emergency / urgent requirements.
To date we have made purchases and donations to the value of £21,000 for the Club and the OCmmunity, of which £15,000 has been given to the Club.
Typical expenditure to date includes:
£1000 for equipment just prior to the administration period.
Manager and player sponsorships
£904 was offered as a loan to the Club for the purchase of material to complete the building work on the wall of the new ground (post-administration)
Purchase of material for the work done by volunteers on the new wall (Pre-administration)
Purchase of a second-hand trailer for the groundstaff.
Purchase of goals and kit for use with schools and community projects
Overnight stays for the team
Stock for the Club shop
Sponsorship of Vics Juniors, including £3000 for new kit for the ten teams
Sponsorship for the Suppporters' Team
Will I recieve a dividend or return from the money I give to the Trust?
No, the annual membership and other donations to the Trust are not a finaincial investment. No dividends or returns will be paid to the Trust's members. Any monies generated by activities will be ploughed back into the Trust to help it to achieve its objectives.
Can I withdraw my money from the Trust in the future?
No, all monies given to the Trust are given as a gift and cannot be returned to an individual.
Will any individual make money from the Trust?
No, everybody involved in the formation and running of the Trust is a volunteer, and receives no payment for their time and efforts. Any revenues generated through its activities are ploughed back into the Trust. All assets owned by the Trust are owned 'corporately' not by any individual.
How can I join?
Come along to a Trust Meeting (see home page for dates). Trust members will be on hand to answer your questions and to help you to complete the membership form. Or speak to a Trust Board member at a match.
Please click on the membership form link and complete the form. Once complete, please print and send with either the standing order form, or a cheque to the address on the form.
Please make any cheque payable to The Northwich Victoria Supporters Trust.