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 has been to move from this stage to achieve fan ownership of the club. Fan ownership, but not fan management, will thus become a reality, with appropriate governance processes being implemented. This will be delivered in early/mid 2020 when majority shareholding (75.1%) will be transferred from Ann Budge’s specially created company, Bidco, to the Foundation.
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.