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.
Raith Rovers Community Club have just 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. Wayne Carroll from the club commented “Our thanks must go to The SFP Trust and The Kilpatrick Fraser Charitable Trust for this IT and Sustainability Award. We have implemented the use of My Club Hub (MCH) throughout Raith Rovers CC. MCH has made an immediate reduction on the chargeable hours from our club accountant by the way the payments are received. Payments are now all actioned on the 1st of each month with a downloadable report, allows reconciliation with accounts 3 weeks earlier than previous with single effort. It also reduces the time required to update multiple IT systems, an update in the software automatically updates our internet page. MCH has come into its own during COVID-19 – it allows the club administrator to adjust and reduce fees in a single effort via MCH software, not requiring every account holder to make individual updates, so also removes the need to payback overpayments.”