The month of August saw an incredible double-header game in Manchester, and continued progress with the Old Spotted Dog.
The club’s expenditures increased back to its usual level, totalling £9,872.92 for the month of August, down from £10,754.21 in July.
A large one-off item spending this month were the membership badges which totalled £1,542. As usual, pitch hire costs were also a large area of spending across all teams: match day totalled £626, training pitch hires for Men’s First Team totalled £900 and £375 for ground hire, pitch hire for Access for Women (for April to June 2021) was £948.24, and Young Ton’s pitch hire totalled £805.
Other significant match day spending includes match official costs (£60 for match day and £345 for Men’s First Team), printing of programmes (£270), league and cup subscriptions (£130) and Kit Laundry (£70). Other areas of spending include storage costs for merchandise (£256.65) and match day storage costs for six months (£150).
Another large area spending relates to coach hire for the Manchester trip in August – the trip costs for the two teams were split equally across both teams last month (£800 each), and minibus hire for supporters totalled £850.
Finally we paid back £887.37 on a loan for refurbishing the Old Spotted Dog Ground.
The Club’s income in August increased from £11,249.30 in July to £15,143.01 in August.
This was largely because of merchandise sales of £6,609.44 (after the deduction of PayPal fees of £431.11) as well as match day donations which totalled £2055.58 for the Men’s first team, £298.70 for Young Tons, £200 for Women’s 5 sessions and £924.46 of other donations. Regular standing orders totalled £35.84.
In August, we also received membership fees totalling £4,214.58 (after deduction of PayPal fees of £250.42).
August has seen CCFC’s membership numbers drop for the second month in a row. Concession and Membership subscriptions are both down (-26.79% and -18.29% respectively) on the same period in 2020, but Solidarity membership saw a slight rise (5.13%)
In reporting the club’s expenditure, VAT is listed separately. In August, we collected £655.72 and spent £555.70, this means that we owe £100.02 for the month of August to HM Revenue & Customs.
CLAPTON AGAINST CORONA HARDSHIP FUND
We have recorded Hardship Fund income and spending separately and in August 2021, the income and spending for the Hardship Fund was:
|Donations received for CCFC supporters||£111.31|
|Payments made from Hardship Fund||£0|
In total, £13,784.75 has been received and £13,622 has been paid out so far from the Hardship Fund from March 2020 to the end of August 2021. The remaining balance is thus £162.75.
The club’s full income and expenditure for August 2021 is as follows:
|Men’s first team||£2,055.58|
|Young Tons session donations||£298.70|
|Women’s 5s session donations||£200.00|
|Monthly direct debit donations||£35.84|
*After a total of £431.11 fees
**After £250.42 fees
|PayPal fees on sales||£431.11|
|Printing of programme costs||£270.00|
|Merchandise storage costs||£256.65|
|League Liaison Committee|
|League subscriptions (Middlesex)||£100.00|
|Cup registration (Middlesex)||£30.00|
|Player disciplinary fine||£12.00|
|Six month storage costs at Wadham Lodge||£150.00|
|Men’s Development Team Committee|
|Match official costs||£60.00|
|Young Tons Committee|
|Men’s First Team|
|Training pitch hire||£900.00|
|Match official costs||£345.00|
|Access for Women|
|Pitch hire April to June 2021||£948.24|
|Online meeting software||£36.00|
|Minibus hire for supporters||£850.00|
|Bounce back loan repayment||£887.37|
|TOTAL CCFC Expenditure||£9,872.92|