Blue Army: Inittogether to tackle Covid-19

by Gainsborough Trinity FC in Gainsborough, England, United Kingdom

Total raised £8,630

raised so far



The global COVID-19 pandemic has created a very uncertain landscape for  millions of British small businesses, which is going to make it...

by Gainsborough Trinity FC in Gainsborough, England, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 7th May 2020 we'd raised £8,067 with 154 supporters in 28 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

The ongoing situation with coronavirus has had a  severely detrimental effect on all Football Clubs. This particularly affects non league clubs, who rely on supporters through the turnstiles on a fortnightly basis for a large portion of their income generation.

We are also informed that it is unlikely that any of the allocated £125 million by the FA for EFL and National League Clubs will filter down to clubs such as Gainsborough Trinity FC
1586418952_smithhhh.jpgGainsborough Trinity which are a well financially run club have suddenly found that overnight the club has been thrown into a financial crisis with the chairman recently quoting a figure in excess of 40% of their overall income arising from turnstile and match day monies.
With in all likelihood no competitive football to be played for the foreseeable future, this page allows supporters to assist in submitting a donation to the club to help plug the gap in finances as a result of the shutdown caused by coronavirus pandemic.

As a club at the heart of the Gainsborough & wider Lincolnshire community, we are aware of the devastating economic impact that COVID-19 is having and will have on the local area and further afield. As such, it is our responsibility to play our part in contributing to a community response, giving hope and positivity for the future.


 While the club at the moment during these unprecedented times are facing uncertainty, we know that many small and medium sized businesses will also be feeling the strain from the pandemic.

 We are eager to ensure that no supplier or partner fails to make ends meet because there is no football in the short-term, and that Trinity has sufficient resources to meet all our obligations in a timely way. We are also grateful for the many offers of help we have received from members of the Blue Army.

As a result, we have taken the decision to bring forward the availability of a number of ticket packages, sponsorship opportunities and VIP experiences from our upcoming 2020/21 season to ensure that we have the cashflow to fund our contracts with suppliers and stakeholders.

 Included in the vast range of options are stand naming rights for the Carlilse Street stand, our fantastic home terrace, stretching the length of the Northolme, as well as the Gas Works end (covered terrace). Director experiences, at both home and away fixtures, are also available, as well as a number of hospitality packages and match tickets.

 We are aware, of course, that the current situation stretches beyond football, and into the wider community as a whole. Beloved members of our NHS continue to work above and beyond to protect our families and save lives, and the club would like to offer them a gesture of our gratitude.

 For every £75 raised in our crowdfunding campaign, we will donate one match ticket for the 2020/21 season to NHS staff from the Lincolnshire NHS Trust.


On the launch of the crowdfunding campaign, Football Club Chairman Richard Kane said: “The current pandemic stretches way beyond the football industry. However, the club feels a very real sense of responsibility to do everything it can to support our stakeholders – many of them members of the Blue Army themselves."


"It is not enough for us to simply sit tight and hope that it all blows over. By moving forward a number of package opportunities for next season, we are able to ensure cashflow in the short term, as well as give a little back to the NHS heroes who are working to keep us all safe and healthy.”

We ask project owners to honour their rewards wherever possible but please note that all pledges are donations and there is no guarantee that you will receive any rewards from the project owner. Please see Crowdfunder's Terms of Use for more information regarding rewards for pledges.


This project offered rewards

£1 or more

Matchday Programme: Hyde United (19/09/20)

Download your copy of the matchday programme & help us continue producing a programme through these difficult times brought about by the uncertainty surrounding Covid-19 & Coronavirus

£5 or more


Get your name or your business name in every Matchday Programme for the 2020/21 season!

£10 or more

£10 Virtual Ticket

Support Your Club Virtual Ticket Buy a ticket. For no reason other than to support Gainsborough Trinity FC. When everything settles down, we'll send you a memento of your purchase in the form of a ticket thank you Date

£15 or more

£15 Purchase an NHS ticket & programme

Purchase an NHS ticket. In addition to the one free NHS ticket for Lincolnshire colleagues for every £75 we earn through this project, you can purchase an individual match ticket that includes entrance to one game next season and a copy of our fantastic match day programme

£20 or more

£20 Wall of Fame

Support us thorough this time and have you name placed in the Wall of Fame board that will be placed on the wall located in the Gasworks stand for eternal viewing, add your personal message, perhaps for a loved one as a lasting memory

£50 or more

£1 buys you a single share in the football club

Become a share holder in the football club and help us beat whatever COVID-19 sends our way. Single shares cost £1, buy a minimum purchase of Fifty to earn yourself a Share Certificate

£50 or more

£50 Feature in the 2020/21 Team Photo

Want to feature alongside Curtis Woodhouse, Martin Foster and Gregg Smith and others in the 2020/21 Team Photo? Pledge away and we'll get you in the Official Team Photo - and send you a digital print!

£85 or more

£85 Mascot Package

Includes a current replica shirt (at the time of person acting as mascot), opportunity to meet the players and management before the game and lead the teams out at the Northolme

£125 or more

£125 Become a Director for the Day (AWAY)

Travel in style on the team coach, attend the opposition Board Room and dine with opposition directors as you get to see behind the scenes at some of the other top Northern Premier League sides!

£250 or more

£250 to renew pitch side advertising board 2020/21

Renew your pitch side advertising board for £250, to be used during the 2020/21 season. Only available to those of you with an existing ground board

£400 or more

£400 Buys you a new advertising board

Buy a pitch side advertising board for £400, to be used during the 2020/21 season. Includes the creation of the board with our sign specialist

£500 or more

£500 Gainsborough Trinity Homepage Footer logo

Be a mainstay on the Gainsborough Trinity website with one of four footer logos, linking to your business' website! Take every step along the way, with your team. Your pledge will see your website linked until the end of the 2020/21 season. For only £500 that's 365+ days of exposure

£1,000 or more

£1000 Manager for a day

Manage the side in one pre-season game ahead of the 2020/21 season, pick the team, give the team talk and watch the game from the dugout... this is a once a life time opportunity!

£10,000 or more

Carlilse Street Stand Sponsoship - £10,000

Possibly the biggest sponsorship space available at the Northolme, also known as the Martin & Co Arena. The Carlilse Street stand is the biggest stand, stretching almost three quarters of the length of the ground, offering prime viewing from the PING Stand... why not sponsor the terrace, home to a large number of the Trinity faithful?

£200 or more

£200 Sponsor Manager Notes in Matchday Programme

Sponsor the Manager notes in the 2020/21 Matchday Programme, see your business name mentioned and pick up a memento from the manager at the end of the season!

£200 or more

£200 Sponsor the Captain's Notes in the Programme

Want your name, or that of your business to feature in every Matchday Programme of the 2020/21 Season, alongside our popular captain's note column... you can, for a £200 pledge!

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