Speculate to Accumulate!

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Speculate to Accumulate!

Speculate to Accumulate!

Hucknall Town Football Club By Hucknall Town Football Club

Empower us with the ability to generate enough revenue to survive and secure our future as a community football club.

Hucknall Idea stage

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Hucknall Town FC is a small non league football club based in Nottingham. Our club was forced to shut it's doors almost a year ago to the day, finding itself unable to service a mountain of debt caused by previous bad management of football club. Within 48 hours a small group of 9 volunteers stepped forward brave enough to take on the task in an attempt to keep the club open. This small band of people have worked tirelessly, and I mean tirelessly, to reduce the debt mountain which once stood as high as £105k to a position where we owe just £27k to pressing creditors. Both football and friendship have been at the heart of our battle and will always remain the ethos of the club. We have had support from many people with donations sent from as far away as the the United States to support our fund raising initiatives.

What we'll deliver:

  • Refurbishment of bar areas and kitchen and the creation of a daytime food service 7 days per week.

Why it's a great idea:

We have come along way but not far enough. We need to earn enough income to cover our overheads and pay off remaining debt through sound business practices and a lot of hard work.

We have a fantastic clubhouse with a large community room that is currently vastly under utilised but is sadly dilapidated. We are seeking to secure funds to refurbish the rooms and install a fulling working kitchen/restaurant area in order for us to generate the income to pay off our remaining debts and secure our long term future. As the saying goes sometimes you have to speculate to accumulate!

The club plays an important role in many local peoples lives; from the pensioners who still frequent the club on a daily basis who originally set up the club as a colliery side back in 1943, to the many children's and adult teams who use the facility, and the local community groups and charities we support every year by hosting their own fund raising events.

Steps to get it done:

  • The work will all be carried out for free by our merry band of volunteer committee and our fans

Non league football matters, its not glamorous, no big sponsorship deals, no big wage packets or transfer fees. Our players, football managers, coaches and volunteer committee work and play for free. Non league football however remains an important feature of UK football. If small clubs like us disappear along with it will go an outlet for thousands of young people and adults to play football who aspire to represent their local towns and the gap between the professional game and a grassroots football will grow bigger and bigger.

If our club survives we have a ground relocation agreement for a brand new purpose built stadium to be built with additional dedicated community football facilities for children. The build will be privately financed entirely by our landlord. Should the club fold the new facility will never be built. A small investment now will lead to a much bigger investment in our community and a legacy that will last for many generations to come.

Location Hucknall

Hucknall has 2 other projects and £355,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

Football Club

Council

Ashfield District Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £13,893

100 x pairs of fold away chairs - £3,000 (22%)
Blue Seal G508D 8 burner Gas oven with 3/4 inch hose - £2,578 (19%)
La Pavoni 1EMR Compact 1 Group Semi-Automtic Espresso Machine Package - £2,049 (15%)
20 x 5ft Diameter Round Centre Folding Tables - £1,512 (11%)
Caterlux Atlas 2 Hot Cupboard with 1 tier heated gantry - £1,264 (9%)
6 x Coffee bar Cafe Bistro Dining Tea Pub Restaurant Kitchen table and chair set - £1,170 (8%)
75 litres of paint - £568 (4%)
5ft x 4ft Advertising Sign - £260 (2%)
70 x vertical blind slats - £69 (0%)
Commercial Carpet Cleaner Hire - £66 (0%)
Other - £1,357 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

22%
100 x pairs of fold away chairs
£3,000
19%
Blue Seal G508D 8 burner Gas oven with 3/4 inch hose
£2,578
15%
La Pavoni 1EMR Compact 1 Group Semi-Automtic Espresso Machine Package
£2,049
11%
20 x 5ft Diameter Round Centre Folding Tables
£1,512
9%
Caterlux Atlas 2 Hot Cupboard with 1 tier heated gantry
£1,264
8%
6 x Coffee bar Cafe Bistro Dining Tea Pub Restaurant Kitchen table and chair set
£1,170
4%
75 litres of paint
£568
2%
5ft x 4ft Advertising Sign
£260
0%
70 x vertical blind slats
£69
0%
Commercial Carpet Cleaner Hire
£66
10%
Other
£1,357
  • Transaction Fees
    £577
  • Spacehive fees
    £465
  • VAT
    £126
  • A-Board Pavement Display Chalkboard
    £26

Total £13,893

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