Supporters Direct Press Release: 13/10/2006
Sports Minister announces £1.8m grant to Supporters Direct
The Minister for Sport, the Rt Hon Richard Caborn MP, today welcomed a new three year funding deal from the Football Stadia Improvement Fund (FSIF) for Supporters Direct (SD) starting from 2007/08.
The new deal, worth just under £1.8 million pounds, is testament to the enormous growth and success of the organisation which boasts over 140 trusts in England, Scotland and Wales and 14 clubs in trust ownership or control.
Sports Minister Richard Caborn said: "It is the loyal supporters on the terraces who will always be the beating heart of sports clubs. I am delighted that this new funding deal will help extend the influence of football Trusts in local communities while increasing and developing their role across all sports.
"This is a tremendous vote of confidence to Supporters Direct and the vital work sport fans have achieved through SD over the past five years."
The increase in funding will enable SD to provide a significantly enhanced level of support to supporters' trusts, to help them build their capacity and help them deliver an improved level of governance and financial control within their clubs….