Project closed - thanks for your support!
With Wigan Athletic now looking forward to a new era under the ownership of Phoenix 2021 Ltd, we are pleased to confirm that the funds raised by this, our second crowdfunder, are no longer required to save our football club. As such, your donations, totalling £642,559 will soon be refunded, with the refund process due to begin from 3pm on Monday 26th April 2021.
Refunds will be processed automatically, and managed by our partners at Crowdfunder and Stripe, so donors do not need to take any further action at this stage. Due to the unique nature and scale of the refund, the Crowdfunder team is unable to confirm the exact timescale within which your refunds will be processed and returned. However we will inform you as progress is made, and we will confirm when all transactions have been completed.
After the refunds have been confirmed as complete, should you have any problems with your refund you may contact Crowdfunder directly by emailing [email protected] and their team will be happy to assist with any queries.
Requests to redonate
The Supporters Club has also received a number of requests from fans who would prefer their donations to be kept and used for good causes that benefit the football club and the local community.
For legal reasons, now that the funds are no longer required to save the club, we are unable to retain any of the original donations.
However, in response to your requests, we have also created a new Crowdfunder at https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/laticsredonate - Supporters may use this new page to redonate your money should you wish.
Supporting good causes, community projects, and local charities in the name of Wigan Athletic...
Any re-donations will be added to the original Crowdfunder total of £200,000, and the Supporters Club will ensure that all monies are donated to good causes relating to Wigan Athletic, projects in the community, or charitable causes in the local area*. We will consult with supporters to ensure that the fans have insight and input into how the funds are used, and the projects that are supported.
Thank you for your amazing support
Since July 2020 we have all endured the worst and most worrying time in Wigan Athletic’s long history. However we remain proud that our fans and the whole football family have worked together to play an instrumental role in ensuring that the future of our football club could be secured. We would again like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to each and every person who donated, spread the word about the campaigns, or simply supported and encouraged us on the journey. Your passion and determination to keep our club alive will never be forgotten.
Up The Odds-Defying Tics.
*Donations to the new crowdfunder project would be non-refundable, with no rewards or incentives offered. Money raised will be used only for good causes in the community linked to and working in partnership with Wigan Athletic. An administration fee of 1.9% per transaction will be paid to Stripe. Our partners at Crowdfunder have once again pledged their support by charging no fees for use of their platform.