What is a supporters' trust?
A democratic organisation of supporters. Over 100 clubs have one. Our aims are to secure the future of the club, keeping the club with the fans where it belongs.
Trust in Luton is registered as an Industrial and Provident Society.
What is an Industrial and Provident Society? Supporters Direct recommend that Trusts be registered as an Industrial and Provident Society with the Registrar of Friendly Societies. As such all its actions and conduct will be regulated by the provisions of the Industrial and Provident Societies Acts 1965-1978.
What are the aims of Trust in Luton? To strengthen the bonds between the club and local community. To work for the football and financial success of the club. To uphold and preserve the tradition and heritage of Luton Town, and to secure the clubs long term future in Luton. To encourage and promote supporter representation on the club's board acting as communication to the supporters. To acquire shares in the club, formally creating a supporters' stakeholding. To promote coaching schemes to develop the football skills of local young people and promote local interest in football. To raise money in such a way as to promote the aims and objectives of Trust in Luton and to the benefit of the local community, Luton Town Football Club and its supporters. To ensure that all profit is reinvested back into the club.
What can I do to help?
The best way anyone can help TiL, and indeed the football club, is to get involved. Make sure you have a voice by joining TiL. Remember this is an annual subscription and your membership may have lapsed! Encourage your friends who have yet to join to become a part of Luton Town Football Club by joining TiL. Moving forward, we will be regularly canvassing the opinion of the fans through the TiL membership so to make your views heard and join us! The more members there are, the stronger we are.
All supporters of Luton Town Football Club can join Trust in Luton whether they are adults (£10 per year) or children (£5 per year). You can also make additional donations that are very gratefully received. We use the money raised to support both activities within the football club (such as the Girls Academy) and in the community.
We also welcome anyone who can give any amount of time or expertise to the running of TiL. This could be the in the form of a few hours per month or by joining the TiL board. If you have professional expertise (accounting, legal, IT, marketing, property/planning etc) then we would be delighted if you could offer ad-hoc help when we need specific skills, or even act as an ‘advice line’.
We are also in the process of setting up a number of sub-committees that will cover areas such as:
• Member Communications • Stadium location • Marketing / PR • Membership and meetings • Finance and funding • Community support • Charity support
Again, any support that can be offered, on any scale, is welcomed.
We at TiL are all unpaid and we come from a wide range of backgrounds. We do it because we love Luton Town Football Club and we want to be the fans positive and supportive voice of the club. Obviously it’s not always good times (perhaps an understatement on occasion!) but through both the good and bad days, by joining TiL and giving support you will be part of a like minded community who still find time to have fun and enjoy healthy banter on all that is Luton Town Football Club. We promise we are not a bunch of Victor Meldrews!
By offering to help out, you are under no obligation at all, so join up and come along and see what you can do make our club great again! We look forward to seeing you.