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Supporters' Trust Handbook
Introduction
Setting up a Supporters' Trust – The three-stage model
Stage One – Open meeting to introduce the Trust
Stage Two – Develop Working Group and Launch
Stage Three – The First AGM
Running a Trust
Organisation
Constitutional Issues
Fundraising
Marketing
Using the Media Effectively
Action in the Community
Shareholding, AGM, and Board Strategies
Contexts
Corporate Governance
Company Law
Codes of Corporate Governance
Regulation by the Football Authorities
Appendices
Appendix 1: Model agenda for the stage one open meeting
Appendix 2: Template application form
Appendix 3: Model board membership policy
Appendix 4: Model agenda for Trust AGM
Appendix 5: Model rules for Trust elections
Appendix 6: Sample election nomination form
Appendix 7: Supporters Direct funding policy
Appendix 8: Potential sources of funding from within the co-operative movement
Appendix 9: Some of the objects used by existing Trusts
Appendix 10: Media directory
Appendix 11: Taxation treatment of football community mutuals
Appendix 12: Code of conduct for elected supporter directors
Appendix 13: Identifying and tracing shareholders at your club
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Listed below are the objects taken from the Model Rules of supporters trusts. It is recommended that these form part of any supporters trusts rules, with the opportunity available to add some specific objects to reflect different local circumstances if necessary.

i. to strengthen the bonds between the Club and the community which it serves and to represent the interests of the community in the running of the Club;

ii. to benefit present and future members of the community served by the Club by promoting encouraging and furthering the game of [rugby league] [football] as a recreational facility, sporting activity and focus for community involvement;

iii. to further the development of the game of [rugby league] [football] nationally and internationally and the upholding of its rules;

iv. to encourage the Club to take proper account of the interests of its supporters and of the community it serves in its decisions;

v. to encourage and promote the principle of supporter representation on the board of any company owning or controlling the Club and ultimately to be the vehicle for democratic elections to the board;

vi. to promote, develop and respect the rights of members of the community served by the Club and people dealing with the Society as set out in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, having regard in particular to the need to provide information to members and conduct the affairs of the Society in accessible and appropriate ways:

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