ShareIn has inked a new partnership with Supporters Direct to leverage the ShareIn crowdfunding platform. Supporters Direct is a vehicle for fans to set up cooperatives to gain influence in the running and ownership of football clubs. They operate in England, Wales, Scotland and across Europe in over 20 countries.
Using ShareIn’s crowdfunding technology, Supporters Direct will enable communities to raise capital for projects around their clubs, which may include equity ownership. This applies to all levels of sport in Scotland from professional clubs to grassroots community clubs.
“One of the key things we’ve learnt in recent years is the critical need to develop the type of crowdfunding platform which is flexible for supporters to use in raising capital, and we’re sure in working with ShareIn we’re now able to deliver this.”
Supporters Direct have worked with football supporters across the country to help empower the fans to play a greater role in their club. This new crowdfunding platform will offer supporters the opportunity to buy community shares in clubs online, with the use of ShareIn’s white label crowdfunding platform. The new site is said to be operational this coming July.
“With football fans having such passion for their clubs, crowdfunding is an obvious approach to help fans realise their team goals. We provide the technology so supporters will have a simple, easy to use way to build community ownership online.,” stated Jude Cook, CEO and co-founder of ShareIn.