FAQ 2017-01-30T16:11:16+00:00
I live outside the UK/do not have a British bank account – can I still contribute? 2017-07-08T10:29:20+00:00

If you do not have a British bank account and wish to donate please email info@wearewimbledonfund.com

Will this take money away from other areas of fundraising? 2015-10-22T13:59:50+00:00

There’s no reason it should. This is designed to be a regular stream of income, rather than backing for one-off schemes like investment in facilities, or purchasing new equipment for the Community Football Scheme. These vital areas of the Club need to be developed and grown too, and we encourage you to get involved in these schemes too. It is your – our – club after all.

What will this do in relation to other clubs? 2017-01-30T16:11:16+00:00

We’re already in the budget relegation zone, and we aim to try to get to mid-table, though where we end up is up to all of us, and you.

Does the Football League allow this? 2015-10-22T13:58:43+00:00

In short, yes. Football League rules allow for 100% of donations to be spent on players. However this is on the condition that you actually have the money (ie: it’s not just pledges).

Does this mean we’re in financial trouble? 2015-10-22T13:58:30+00:00

Not at all. What we’re seeking to do is to provide additional revenue to the playing budget to make us even more competitive. Owners of many clubs do this, but we have the advantage of being owned by the fans, so we can spread the load.

Are you suggesting that I donate a particular amount? 2015-10-22T13:58:15+00:00

No. But if you all set up a direct debit to the Fund it can be factored into the annual playing budget in advance of the money coming in. Whether it’s just £10 per month, £50 per month, £100 per month or more it will all add to the playing budget. If we had 1,000 direct debits at an average of £20 then the playing budget could be increased by £240,000.
Put it this way: £400,000 represents 1000 Wimbledon supporters donating the equivalent of half a cup of coffee every day.

Do you have a specific target? 2015-10-22T13:57:56+00:00

We’d love to raise £400,000 a year. Whilst that may sound like a lot of money remember that we raised £1.8m in three weeks to buy Kingsmeadow.

What is the We Are Wimbledon Fund? 2015-10-22T13:57:23+00:00

The Fund has been created, under the umbrella of The Dons Trust – the owners of AFC Wimbledon – to provide supporters with a straightforward way to directly increase the club’s playing budget. So your money is safe, and also comes with a return; the Trust will receive shares in return for the investment, further reinforcing ownership by the supporters.