The purpose of the Trust STFC Business Plan is to document and set out the primary objectives and associated deliverables of the Swindon Town Community Mutual (Swindon Town Supporters’ Trust – ‘Trust STFC’).

Trust STFC was established as a democratic, not for profit organisation with a key aim of securing representation and strengthening the links between Swindon Town Football Club and the community. Trust STFC is registered with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) as an Industrial and Provident Society and operates under FCA rules.

The group of people that that society benefits include the community for which the football club serves. This includes supporters in both the town of Swindon and further afield.

The Society’s objectives are, either itself or through a subsidiary company or society trading for the benefit of the community and acting under its control:

  1. 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;
  2. To benefit present and future members of the community served by the Club by promoting encouraging and furthering the game of football as a recreational facility, sporting activity and focus for community involvement;
  3. To further the development of the game of football nationally and internationally and the upholding of its rules;
  4. To encourage the Club to take proper account of the interests of its supporters and of the community it serves in its decisions;
  5. 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;
  6. 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.