The Killie Trust aims to promote, develop and support Kilmarnock Football Club and sport within the community. Any business or projects carried out by the Trust will be conducted for the benefit of the Community and not for the profit of its members.
The Trust is run by a Board of Directors on behalf of its members. A list of directors can be found HERE They serve for a three-year term and are elected at the AGM by Trust members. The current Directors have a wide range of skills and experience and are employed in the Public, Private and Voluntary Sectors.
Trust in Killie is an initiative by the Trust - fully supported by the Board of Kilmarnock Football Club - to initially purchase 100,000 newly issued shares. This target was reached in just over a year. The Trust identified one of their own Board, Cathy Jamieson, as their first Supporter Director. TIK aims to work with the club in a constructive manner to ensure that KFC not only survives but thrives in the future. The Trust wants to get involved with our Club in a truly meaningful manner; a full directorship provides that platform.
The Killie Trust has been negotiating with the KFC board for a number of years now and they are fully supportive of our initiative and recognise that this is a sensible direction to move in. TIK would welcome any investment to the club and an increased, effective board is something we all would welcome. TIK does, however, ensure that there is someone who has a meaningful and trusted relationship with the fans and the club. An important element which up until recently has been missing.
We want everyone to participate and contribute once a month to this initiative. We have now set up 3 bands for regular contribution:
• Entry Level £10
• Standard £15
• Plus £25
There is also an opportunity for individuals or businesses to make a larger, one off contribution:
• Premium £3,000 (limited to 20 contributors)
As an example, if 334 Killie supporters contributied £25 every month we would be able to raise £100,000 per annum. You can join up online right now HERE
Up until May 2018 all the contributions have gone toward our target of purchasing 100,000 unallocated (new) shares. Now that this has been achieved we will continue to purchase shares on a regular basis. By purchasing unallocated shares we can ensure that the monies raised benefit the football club. It is anticipated that the Trust and the Club will work together to identify projects which fans will support.
Our initial target was £100,000 which allowed the Trust to purchase the shares required to have an elected director on the board. However, this is not the end but only the beginning. We will continue to raise funds to buy unallocated shares to ensure that fans can have a say in the running of the Club. The more fans who join TIK, the louder our collective voice will be, and it will establish a vital revenue stream for the club on an ongoing basis.
You do not need to be a Trust member to participate, but by joining the Trust you will have a say in who represents you on the board and be able to take part in any votes to decide on the future direction of the Trust as well as how any funds will be spent.
Go to the Killie Trust website sign up page HERE and use our GoCardless system to pay your membership. As GoCardless does not yet cover some geographical locations, we have alternative links on the sign up pages to PayPal options (which we prefer not to use due to the heavy fees involved).
We are making use of a system called GoCardless which processes all the transactions and stores only the information required. GoCardless is a BACS-approved bureau therefore your data and your money are completely safe and secure. The funds are held in a dedicated business account with the Bank of Scotland and are ring fenced. Payments are also subject to a Direct Debit Guarantee, offering you complete peace of mind. The Trust bank account is controlled solely by responsible individuals, nominated by the board. Control and audit mechanisms are in place and are presented to the members on an annual basis for agreement at our AGM.
Contact GoCardless on 02071 838 674.
No, any shares purchased will be held in the name of the Trust who will hold those shares for the benefit of all supporters and the community. This means that the Trust has a stronger voice by holding a larger number of shares rather than individual fans holding small amounts. By holding shares in the name of the Trust we are able to have a Director on the Board and help to identify future projects.
We would want contributors to participate for as long as possible. This initiative is about safeguarding the club for future generations and strengthening supporter representation where it really matters. Continued contributions will ensure that we continue to grow our stake in the football club on an ongoing basis.
The most important reward we achieve through our continued contribution to TIK is having our voice heard at the decision-making table. Nothing beats that! However, as further reward the Trust, in conjunction with the Club, will put together a rewards scheme based on an individual's financial input via the 3 band structure over a 12 month period. If contributors are also members of the Trust, they will be able to participate in elections to either stand for the Trust Board or the post of our representative Director on the Club Board (if they meet the criteria) or vote in any elections, funding decisions or the future direction of the Trust organised by the Trust Board.
PayPal allows you to commit to any monthly figure or one off donation, but only those who contribute to the 3 recognised bands on a monthly basis will be eligible for any rewards or prize draws. Donations which differ from the advertised amounts are also possible but will not be entered into any draws.
If you have any questions, please contact the Administrator for information and advice on how you can support ‘Trust in Killie’ at a manageable level for you. The Trust also has volunteering opportunities if you cannot afford financial donations.
This initiative aims to safeguard the long-term future of the Club for generations to come. Whoever is nominated as our Director at any given time will bring their own skills, experience and knowledge to enhance the Club Board.
The long-term aim of the Trust is not 100% fan ownership. We believe that our club should be fan owned but not fan run. For our Club to be truly integrated into the community it must have a mixture of supporters and local stakeholders involved in the club’s ownership. Our long-term goal is to own 50% + 1 of our Club’s shares to put it in the hands of the people who care for it the most and safeguard our Club for future generations. We want our club to be run by the right mix of local people who have the love of the Club and the local community as the sole reason for their involvement, where every penny of profit is reinvested.
The TIK Club Director will have the same rights and responsibilities as other directors on the Club Board and will be bound by the Code of Conduct for Directors. Their responsibilities are to represent a body of people rather than themselves as an individual. Therefore, the TIK Club Director will be required to act professionally with the current board, the people they represent and have the club's interests at heart rather than their personal interests.
Our Club Director will have regular meetings during the season with the members of the Trust and will attend all Trust Board meetings. Any board member of any company is bound to act with the required professionalism and respect matters which are sensitive / confidential. In a similar vein, the TIK Club Director will have to respect the confidentiality of Trust matters. It works both ways.
The director’s performance will be assessed every year to ensure it is meeting the objectives that have been set by the membership. The TIK Club Director will have to report to the Trust AGM every year, where they will be eligible for re-election.
Our policy relating to data collection and privacy has fairness at its heart and is never intended to cause objection or complaint and to that end if there is any dubiety we will not store your information. As a business we wish to stay in communication with your and keep you up to date with news, offers and updates on our product which you may find of interest, but we will only do this with your clear and specific consent.
KILLIE TRUST is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
KILLIE TRUST may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 13th Jun 2018
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. To prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online and offline.
Where we collect this information
As a business we collect data for a number of sources, but our data policy applies to all of the following including personal data collected at reception, check in, exhibitions, on and off-line competitions, guest questionnaires, online bookings, online communications, digital newsletter sign ups from websites and social media, shared promotions with partners and others not listed.
We confirm that unless specific consent is given by the user the information shared will not be stored beyond the purpose intended. If specific consent is given to use the information collected it will be stored securely and digitally encrypted and password protected.
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Our Website and In House Data Collection Policy
Our email collection policy is fully consent based and in entering your details clear consent is given by the user to receive future marketing materials from ourselves. The following information makes clear our policy on use of consent based email marketing and communications.
What we collect
We may collect the following information on a consent only basis:
â— name and job title
â— contact information including email address
â— demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
â— other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers
What we do with the information we gather
The majority of the information we gather is required for contractual and legal purposes and to allow us to offer products and services as purchased.
When consent is given to use the information for marketing and communication purposes it is used for the following reasons:
â— We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
â— From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you using your provided email address for market research purposes.
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Killie Trust reserves the right, at any time and without prior notice, to remove or cease to supply any product or service contained on this Web Site. In the event that such removal takes place we shall not be liable to you in any way whatsoever for such removal.
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The price of calls may vary depending on your telecoms supplier. Please check with your operator for exact charges.
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In the event that you use any of the services contained on this Web Site for commercial use, Killie Trust shall be entitled to charge you at its applicable rates in respect of such commercial use.
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Every effort will be made to carry out the contract but its due performance is subject to cancellation by Killie Trust or to such variation as we may find necessary as a result of inability to secure labour, materials or supplies or as a result of any act of God, War, Strike, Lockout or other labour dispute, Fire, Flood, Drought, Legislation, or other cause (whether of the foregoing class or not) beyond the sellers control.
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We try to publish all our text content as accessible HTML rather than in other formats such as PDF. Where we do publish PDFs or other formats our policy is to make them as accessible as we can.