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Oldham Athletic Supporters Foundation Approved strategy – April 2021

Oldham Athletic Supporters Foundation is run by fans, for fans. Every bit of support we can get is warmly welcome, and our members have a reputation for donating whatever they can. Do you want to help keep things running smoothly so we can continue to do what we love doing? Contribute today and make a difference!

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OUR AIMS

  • Asset of Community Value: A) Renewal in March 2022 - ONGOING 1ST DRAFT COMPLETED APRIL 2021 READY TO SUBMIT TO OMBC. THANK YOU VOLUNTEER. B) Pre-trigger research and work. Potentially could we become the club's landlords? -TO START NEED HELP

  • Business Crisis Management Plan Develop and be ready to respond to different outcomes; build contingency funds - TO START TARGET DATE SUMMER 2021

  • Recruitment Attract appropriate professional talent to respond swiftly - ONGOING. VOLUNTEER PAGE ON WEBSITE, SOS ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

LONGEVITY

  • Council Strengthen relationship and engagement with Council leadership - ONGOING, TWO MEETINGS COMPLETED AS OF 24.04.21

  • Local Businesses Establish links with local business partners - TO START NEED HELP

  • OACT Actively support their great work in the community.- STARTED MORE TO FOLLOW FOR 2021/22 SEASON. NEED HELP

TOWN

  • Representation. OASF representative on Club Board - COMPLETED 92% MEMBERSSHIP APPROVAL TO APPOINT ON 09.05.21. REP APPOINTED 11.05.21

  • Governance Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) secured - COMPLETED APRIL 2021.TARGET OF FIRST FOUNDATION/CLUB BOARD MEETING SUMMER 2021

  • Financials Ensure full review of Club Accounts and sound financial management - ONGOING. REGULAR UPDATES TO THE FSA TO SUPPORT NATIONAL EFL CLUB REFORM

CLUB

  • Playershare Re-establish investment in the Academy - STARTED & ONGOING WITH 2 VOLUNTEERS. NEED MORE HELP

  • Sponsorship Consider options to support - TO START JULY 2021 FOR 2021/22 SEASON. MEMBER VOTE

ACADEMY

  • Latics Lottery Launch in partnership with Clubforce.- COMPLETED LAUNCHED 16.05.21. THANK YOU VOLUNTEER

  • Easy Fundraising Promote online shopping scheme (4000 retailers) - COMPLETED LAUNCHED DECEMBER 2020.

  • Regular Giving Scheme Build ring-fenced contingency fund - STARTED & ONGOING. RESEARCH WITH HEARTS COMPLETED. TARGET LAUNCH DATE AUGUST 2020

  • Third Party Funds Identify appropriate matched funding streams / grants - STARTED & ONGOING. NEED HELP WITH RESEARCH

INVESTMENT

  • Increase OASF membership Remove subscription-based membership and provide free membership; encourage fans to donate to other funding streams - COMPLETED 08.04.21 BY OASF DIRECTORS VOTE

  • Provide regular, effective communication Relaunch website and invest in our marketing and communication strategies - STARTED ENGAGED WITH COMPANIES TO RAISE OUR PROFILE. TARGET TO COMPLETE SEPTEMBER 2021

  • Member Events Organise events for Members e.g. Fans Forums, Meet the Manager, Match Day Stadium Tour for Season Ticket Holders - ONGOING FIRST EVENT BY AUGUST 2021

  • Trustee Engagement Re-establish links with former players and managers as formal Trustees.- TO START. TARGET DATE SUMMER 2021

  • FSA Continue to work with FSA e.g. representation on Task Forces - ONGOING. THANK YOU FOUNDATION DIRECTOR PHILIPPA WHITTAKER FOR RASING OUR EXPERIENCES AS A SUPPORTER GROUP AT A NATIONAL LEVEL.

  • Democracy Manifesto for Club improvement approved by members. - COMPLETED 97% MEMBERSHIP APPROVAL AS OF 09.05.21.

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