Last month saw the return – at last – of supporters able to attend games, with a massive 536 turning out for the Men’s First Team game on 22 May and 160 for a post-season friendly for the Women’s First Team against New London Lionesses Development on 30 May.
The club’s committees spending increased to £10,528.03 in May with the largest areas of spending relating to merchandise: £5,793.56 for a new stock of away shirts in sizes that we are missing, £904.12 on postage of orders and £227.78 on PayPal fees on sales. Other significant spending included registration for two Super 5 League teams for next season (£1,260), Women’s First Team coaching costs (£460) and postage for sending membership packs (£300).
In addition, we passed on the collection of £787.04 to Medical Aid for Palestinians from supporters at the game on 22 May.
Our income in May was increased from last month to £12,980.62, up by almost £5000 on last month. This was largely because of the return of football and £2144.70 in gate receipts, as well as successful grant applications to the East End Community Foundation (£2,900) for women and non-binary people open training sessions and the Football Foundation’s Return to Football Fund (£360) for the Women’s 5s teams.
Merchandise sales in May were £5,844.72 (before the deduction of PayPal fees of £227.78). Other income included Young Tons session donations (£596.01), Women’s 5s session donations (£164.51), regular standing orders of £36.20 (£38.00 less fees of £1.80)and other individual donations totalling £123.
In May, we also received membership fees totalling £811.48 (£860 less PayPal fees of £48.52). Compared to March and April, this was quiet month but still saw a 50% jump on May 2020. As of 31 May 2021, CCFC’s active membership stands at 1715.
In reporting the club’s expenditure, VAT is listed separately, In May, we collected £608.51from the sales of our merchandise and can claim back £526.92 from VAT added to purchases made by the club and by the Old Spotted Dog Ground Trust. This means that we owe £81.59 for the month to HM Revenue & Customs.
CLAPTON AGAINST CORONA HARDSHIP FUND
We have recorded Hardship Fund income and spending separately since this initiative was set up 13 months ago and in March 2021, the income and spending for the Hardship Fund was:
|Donations received for CCFC supporters||£758.91|
|Payments made from Hardship Fund||£404.00|
In total, £13,558.02has been received and £13,122 has been paid out so far from the Hardship Fund from March 2020 to the end of May 2021.
The club’s full income and expenditure for May 2021 is as follows:
|Matchday donations *|
|Men’s First Team||£1,715.80|
|Women’s First Team||£428.90|
|Monthly direct debit donations ***||£36.20|
|Women’s 5s session donations||£164.51|
|Young Tons session donations||£596.01|
*After a total of £150.87 fees
**After £48.52 fees
*** After £1.80 fees
|Access to Women Committee|
|Registration of two Super 5 League teams||£1,260.00|
|Online meeting costs||£36.00|
|MailChimp credits *||-£38.97|
|* this was a refund|
|League Liaison Committee|
|Men’s Development Team Committee|
|Men’s First Team Committee|
|Additional merchandise stock||£5,793.56|
|PayPal fees on sales||£227.78|
|Online store costs||£3.49|
|Women’s First Team Committee|
|Young Tons Committee|
|Pitch bookings at Forest Gate School||£187.50|
|First aid kit||£20.90|
|TOTAL CCFC Expenditure||£10,528.03|