In 2020, The SFP Trust and The Kilpatrick Fraser Charitable Trust (KFCT) set-up a new and innovative Club IT and Sustainability Fund to support Quality-Mark accredited community clubs who were interested in using technology to help their continued growth and development. Grants of £500 have been awarded to part-fund the start-up costs of web-based club management systems which have been designed to bring administrative benefits to clubs, including assistance in areas such as finance and resourcing, helping to address many of the real challenges which club volunteers face on a day-to-day basis.
Bonnyton Thistle F.C. from Kilmarnock were the latest club to receive an award for ‘TeamFeePay’ which is the club management system they chose to enhance their ongoing growth, development, sustainability, communication and governance strategies. Ian Higgins, the club’s President said; “Initially when we started to look at a digital platform for our club we had conversations with three different parties. We eventually chose Teamfeepay due to the support network, transparency and the ease of the set-up where Teamfeepay did almost everything for us. The people they have in place are very professional and answer any queries instantly by phone or email. Teamfeepay has changed the dynamics of our club. We now have each age-group paying into our club account at the same time and day instead of sporadic banking. This helps us greatly when we have to supply our accounts on an annual basis to OSCR, the charity regulator. With more functions coming onboard with the platform, this will undoubtedly help our club move forward with potential fundraising. We would like to thank both the SFP Trust and The Kilpatrick Fraser Charitable Trust for this investment in our club.”