or the Falkirk Supporters’ Society, is a not-for-profit
company owned by its members that aims to increase Bairns’
fans’ say in the running of the club and to bring the club
and its community closer together.
of BairnsTrust is open to anyone. Members elect their own Board
to manage the day to day affairs of the Society.
BairnsTrust members also elect representatives to serve on the
Board of Directors of Falkirk FC. Each will serve for two year
The Society Board meets on the third Monday of each month in The
Falkirk Stadium. All members are welcome to attend.
To become a member of the Trust, please complete this form and
return it with the membership fee, which is £5. A nominal sum of £1 will be allocated to the
communal Share account. This cannot be refunded or transferred.
Membership is valid for 12 months from acceptance and will lapse
unless subscriptions are kept up to date.
We also operate a "ShareSave"
scheme where members make regular monthly payments and in return
receive shares in Falkirk FC in their own name at the end of an
agreed period, subject to them amassing a minimum of 400 shares
in the club. As of 2nd February 2010, the share price was £1.33p. This
may change without notice and is not within the Society’s
control. Shares will be allocated to your account on the basis
of the price on the day they are purchased.
Just what have they done though?
BairnsTrust was officially launched in September 2002, with its
inaugural AGM in January 2003. From that standing start we have
progressed to having 300 plus members and have now purchased over £27,000
worth of shares. These are owned either by the Trust or are being
purchased by fans through the Share Save scheme.
So what, we always give the club money?
Absolutely right and we always will be willing to dip into our
own pockets, but now there is one big difference.
We previously raised cash and gifted it to the club. But now,
the Trust will receive shares in return for your money. With these
shares, the supporters’ will enjoy increasing communal ownership
of the club. This will help make sure that never again can an
individual run our club into the ground. By having representatives
on the Board of Falkirk we are directly involved at all levels
of the club and in taking the real decisions. From appointing
new coaches, signing players etc we are in there where the fans
need and deserve to be!
Tell me more...
All the profit from merchandise,and events, go toward
buying shares, we’ve joined in the Red Card against Racism
campaign. Every penny we make brings Falkirk FC a bit closer to
really being our club. We have excellent relations with the current
Board of the club but that does not stop us being critical when
things go wrong. Now we can have a constructive discussion rather
than shouting from the sidelines and make sure that your voice
is heard when and where it really matters.
BairnsTrust On the Web
Most people have internet access and BairnsTrust minutes and latest
news can be found on our website at www.bairnstrust.com
. There is also a message board within the site for general use
with a section for you to ask questions or put forward suggestions.
If you want to join Bairns
Trust please fill in this application form
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