FUND UPDATE (31/01/17)
TOTAL FUND – £3,285 – spend so far has been approximately £3,400
The 12th Man Scheme, already popular with other progressive non-league clubs, is a supporter-led initiative to raise money to increase the team’s playing budget and for fans to make a direct im-pact on the pitch as well as from the terraces.
Money raised by the 12th Man Scheme does not replace the money already allocated by the club for paying players – it is a ring-fenced bucket of funding that can be accessed by the manager for the sole purpose of paying new players – and will never be used for any other means. It is to be used at the sole discretion of the manager, when he finds the player or players he wants to bring into the squad whether that may be this season or next.
The Scheme will work on a ‘pay-what-you-want’ basis. It can be for as little or as much as fans decide – and can be paid via a one-off payment or by a regular donation through a weekly, monthly or annual instruction.
Director John Peel said: “I am delighted that we have been able to get this scheme underway that is in essence driven by the opportunity to give fans a recognisable identity on the pitch as well as off it. Whilst the initiative is long-term in focus, I very much hope that the scheme takes off and that we see the benefit in the short-term”
What is a 12th Man Scheme?
A 12th Man Scheme is a supporter-led initiative to raise money to increase the playing budget. Money raised by the 12th Man Scheme does not replace the money paid by the club for players – it is a ring-fenced fund that can be accessed by the manager for the sole purpose of signing players.
How will I know how the Scheme is progressing?
Check back on this page on a regular basis where we will publish the running fund total plus how the money raised has been invested into the squad.
How can I contribute to the scheme?
You can set up a Paypal regular payment (see below) for any amount or make a one-off donation by cheque or cheque. If you wish to make a direct payment then use the following details:-
Bank: Metro Bank
Account Name: Lewes FC 12th Man
Sort Code: 23-05-80
Account Number: 21097071
Payee Reference: [please add you name so we can thank you!]
If you wish to set up a regular payment via Paypal, from £5 per month then use the button below.
You can choose to make a single donation to the 12th Man Scheme via Paypal using the button below.
If you have any questions then contact [email protected] and we will endeavour to answer as soon as possible.