This year, The SFP Trust and The Kilpatrick Fraser Charitable Trust (KFCT) set-up a new innovative IT and Sustainability fund to support Quality-Mark accredited community clubs who were interested in using technology to aid their growth and development.
Grants of £500 will be awarded to part-fund the start-up costs of web-based club management systems which are designed to enable real financial, resourcing and administrative benefits, addressing many of the challenges club volunteers face on a day to day basis.
Brechin City Youths F.C. received an award for ‘My Club Hub’ which is the club management system they have chosen to enhance their ongoing growth, development, sustainability, communication and governance strategies. Kerry McDonald, the club’s Treasurer commented “The new MCH has been such a great help especially in recent times with the Covid pandemic. We have been able to lower DD simply by the push of a button when all the football stopped. This was a great help to myself as Treasurer and to parents in the tough times not having to cancel Standing Orders and setting up again at a later date. Now that football training is back we have been using the events function to assist with track and trace – all of which is very welcomed by the club’s coaches. We are very grateful for the support of The SFP Trust and KFCT.”