The early priority of the Foundation was to work in partnership with Ann Budge and her team to ensure that the rebuilding of the club could proceed effectively, supported by the financial contribution of Foundation members.
The wider aim was then to move from this stage to achieve fan ownership of the club. This became a reality in August 2021when majority shareholding (75.1%) was transferred from Ann Budge’s specially created company, Bidco, to the Foundation. Heart of Midlothian became the biggest fan-owned football club in the UK, an amazing achievement.
Following this historic event, the Foundation’s aim is to continue to provide financial backing to the club by asking members to support the club ‘ever more’ through pledging for life.