The Fleet Supporters’ Trust:
The Fleet Supporters’ Trust is a democratic, not for profit organisation. Owned and run by supporters, we are community focused, affordable to join are representative and actively inclusive.
The Trust is accountable, transparent and open.
The Main objectives are:
To strengthen bonds between the Ebbsfleet United Football Club and the community it serves and to represent the interests of the community in the running of the Club.
To benefit present and future members of the community served by the Club by promoting, encouraging and furthering the game of football as a recreational facility, sporting facility and focus for community involvement.
To encourage the Club to take proper account of the interests of its supporters and of the community it serves in its decisions.
The Fleet Supporters’ Trust is a member of Supporters Direct.
What we do
Supporters Direct helps fans to set up democratic cooperatives (known as supporters’ trusts) to gain influence in the running and ownership of their clubs.
Why we exist
We exist because we are needed: The game can be better run and should be more responsive to the needs of its fans and local communities.
How we do it
We do it by sharing the experience of supporters’ trusts & community owned clubs across the game, helping them to speak with one voice so that they can challenge & change the way that clubs and the game behaves.
What makes us different
We are from the grassroots and we operate as insiders. This allows us to work within the game, with government and others, whilst being a positive influence and a credible voice with the movement that we serve.
Supporters Direct provides advice to trusts on how to organise and acquire a collective shareholding in their clubs on a not-for-profit basis for re-investment.
Their role is to secure a greater level of accountability and deliver democratic representation within football clubs and within the game’s governing structures.
They deliver advice and guidance on governance and financial accountability to their members and to ensure they play a valued and responsible role in the running of their clubs, improving communication and building a better relationship with the local community.
The Football Supporters Federation (FSF)
In January 2015 The Fleet Supporters’ Trust joined The Football Supporters Federation also known as The FSF.
The Football Supporters’ Federation (FSF) is the democratic organisation representing the rights of fans and arguing the views of football supporters in England and Wales.