Since it was formed the Clyde Supporters’ Trust has raised over £300k for Clyde Football Club. A remarkable achievement and a credit to the Clyde support for the generosity and commitment towards The Bully Wee.
This section provides you the opportunity to reflect on why the existence of the Trust was vital to the club's survival, its achievements to date and a look to the future.
The Supporters Trust is a membership organisation and is Registered under the Industrial and Provident Societies Acts 1965 - 78. A Board is elected at the Annual General Meeting each year to manage the day to day activities of the Trust and represent the interest of the members.
In March 2004, the Trust became painfully aware of Clyde FC being in severe financial trouble as Billy Carmichael's reign as Chairman came to an end.
Immediate action was launched by the Trust, in conjunction with other like minded people, to both save the club and keep it in supporters' hands.
The resultant "Back the Bully Wee" campaign enjoyed a superb reaction from fans both at home and abroad in terms of extremely generous personal donations and also hard work on various fundraising activities. The influential professional input on the business front from several individuals during the period cannot be overlooked either.
By May, a marvellous total sum of £150,000 had been raised which enabled the club to continue trading, albeit with manageable financial constraints, under a new ownership company that the Trust secured a 50% stake in.
It was a decisive chapter in the club's history and also a landmark for the Supporters' Trust movement in Scottish football.