FC United – Kit Out the Cabin

by stockportred in Manchester

We did it
On 8th April 2016 we successfully raised £15,505 with 271 supporters in 56 days

Fan-owned FC United of Manchester is raising money to Kit Out the Cabin. We need your help to kit out a new space for our academy players.

by stockportred in Manchester

New stretch target

Thanks to all our owners and supporters! We have reached our £15k target to Kit Out the Cabin! We have no official overfunding target, but Crowdfunder insists one is added by default. However, the campaign is continuing until 8 April and any futher pledges are welcome. 

Following on from our extremely successful (and record breaking!) Kit it Out crowdfunding campaign in 2014, Kit Out the Cabin aims to fund the installation and refurbishment of a modular building at Broadhurst Park, FC United of Manchester's new football ground and community facility in Moston, North Manchester.

Broadhurst Park is not just the place where our home games are played; we also have three sports pitches and community changing facilities, all of which are open to the wider community as we seek to increase participation in sports. If our campaign is successful, the facility will enable many more community initiatives, give extra space for our football academy students and also provide additional merchandising and catering outlets for matchdays.

We need your help to Kit Out the Cabin!


With your help, we can renovate the old cabin into a new community facility! 

About FC United of Manchester

FC United of Manchester is a supporter-owned football club currently playing in National League North at level six of the English football league system. We play our matches at Broadhurst Park in Moston, which was largely funded by fans. We have no rich backers. All our funding comes via the efforts of our supporters and members who in turn run our club. 

In our last Crowdfunder we raised money to kit out our function room. It is now in use by the community! 

Why is our Kit Out the Cabin campaign important?

The fitted out modular building at Broadhurst Park will provide an additional community facility for local people and FC United fans. There are plans for it to be used for initiatives such as a breakfast/sports club for children, after-school club etc. It is anticipated that the building will be used seven days a week, not only on match days, and used for a range of community activities including promoting a healthy lifestyle through sport. It will also provide a much-needed indoor space for our football academy students. Sport provides learning and work opportunities, reduces re-offending rates and strengthens community identity and we hope to realise these benefits for the local community too. Help us make a difference by supporting this campaign. 

Our Academy players need their own space! The new cabin can provide this. 

What needs to be done? 

To help create the opportunities for community sports and deliver extra space that will support community, academy and club initiatives, we need to raise money to pay for the installation, refurbishment and furnishing of the modular building that we have obtained. We've also got some brilliant rewards for people willing to pledge to our campaign! 

Supporting lasting community benefit

By supporting this project you will be helping us make a real difference in the local community. By helping us Kit Out the Cabin you'll enable us to sustain and expand on our successful volunteering projects. This already includes training young volunteers, visiting the elderly, working with young offenders, as well as sports training. Special events throughout the year include "Youth United Day" to encourage youth participation in live football, "A Woman's place is...at the Match!" celebrating the role of women in football, and "Big Coat Day" where we collect warm clothing for the disadvantaged and homeless across Greater Manchester.

To help achieve these commitments to the community we are delivering our ground programme in partnership with Moston Juniors Football Club, Manchester City Council and community-based organisations.

Make no mistake, by pledging to our Kit Out the Cabin campaign you'll be directly helping to deliver lasting community benefits that will make a real and lasting difference to local people.

Thanks for taking an interest – we really appreciate your support


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

Our eternal gratitude!

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Acknowledgement on the club website as a backer of our fundraising campaign.

£20 or more

£20 Reward

Your name will be listed in an edition of our matchday programme.

£20 or more

£20 Reward

A certificate proving you helped pay for the cabin and its fit out.

£20 or more

£20 Reward

You will receive a Thank You card, signed by Rhodri Giggs, Head of Academy and Youth Team

£25 or more

£25 Reward

Your name will be read out by our ground announcer at a match.

£40 or more

£40 Reward

You will receive an invite to the official opening of the cabin.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Your name will be listed on a plaque inside the building.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Meal for one in function room at special evening event hosted by Karl Marginson and club coaches on Friday 20 May 2016.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

You and a friend will be invited onto the pitch to have your picture taken by one of FC's excellent photographers on the centre spot of the pitch, facing the main stand.

£50 or more

31 of 100 claimed

£50 Reward

You'll receive a limited edition, signed, mounted photo of Broadhurst Park

£50 or more

25 of 200 claimed

£50 Reward

A limited edition, mounted photograph of the FCUM first team, signed by Karl Marginson and Rhodri Giggs

£80 or more

£80 Reward

Invitation to official opening and name on plaque.

£125 or more

£125 Reward

Join an FC United training session and meet the players.

£200 or more

£200 Reward

Meal for four in function room at special evening event hosted by Karl Marginson and club coaches on Friday 20 May 2016.

£500 or more

£500 Reward

All of the above. Receive all the listed rewards.

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