Wythenshawe Amateurs have launched an ambitious share scheme as they look to build for the future. The Club are looking to raise £53,000 by January by way of a Community Share Issue.
A statement on their club website reads:
Wythenshawe Amateurs are delighted to be able to unveil our Community Share issue, giving you the chance to own a part of the Club. From as little as £100 you can buy a share in the football club and help to shape our future. Next year is our 75th birthday and there are a lot of things that we would like to do to help mark the occasion. Most of this work requires investment and as a club deep rooted in the heart of the community we wanted to do this by issuing community shares.
Full details of the project are available at https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/wythenshaweafc and we have until January 8, 2021 to raise the £53,000 necessary. We have been awarded matched funding, meaning that every £1 invested in the Club is actually worth £2, so we can really make a difference to the local community by raising as much money as possible.
There are benefits to everyone who invests at any level, you will receive interest on your shares, and investors can also get 30% of their investment written off their income tax, meaning you can invest £100 for the price of £70. You will also have a genuine say in shaping the future of the club.
Ammies Chairman, Carl Barratt, commented, "This could be a real game changer, not just for us as a club, but also for the community, we already do a lot of work in the local area, but we could do so much more. We want to grow as a club, both on and off the pitch and this money raised will go directly into the improvement of the facilities here at Hollyhedge Park. You will also get a say in how we shape the next 75 years of the Club moving forwards, so I would urge you to please invest if you can."
In these challenging times it's good to see that NWCFL clubs are planning for the future and we wish The Ammies well with this initiative.