The SFP Trust and The Kilpatrick Fraser Charitable Trust (KFCT) have put together a new innovative IT and Sustainability fund this year to support Quality-Mark accredited community clubs who are interested in using technology to aid their growth and development.
Grant awards of £500 will be targeted 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.
Middlefield Wasps SC from Aberdeenshire 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.
Laura Forbes, the club’s Vice-President said “My Club Hub has been a real eye opener for us and we can only see positive benefits in having an IT system in place that takes the stress and strain out of collecting members’ subscriptions on a monthly basis. Having real-time information at our fingertips allows us to manage our finances in a more effective and efficient way. Additionally, with this system we can have more interaction with our parents and players using the news facility which at the touch of a button allows us to communicate to the whole club our latest news, match fixtures and upcoming fundraising events. This is a new system to us but we can already see the huge benefits in having real time financial alerts set up so that we can act quickly and having the system linked to all forms of our social media also allows us to raise the club’s profile quickly and efficiently. I am looking forward to seeing our club grow and witnessing the benefits of this system over the years to come. We would like to thank The Scottish Football Partnership Trust and the KFCT for their grant award”.