The month of December 2021 was memorable. It saw a coach of fans travel from London to Plymouth to see the Women’s First Team make FA Cup History, as well as two crowdfunding campaigns to fund the trip and for the new Old Spotted Dog changing rooms.
The club’s expenditures in December dropped from £29449,65 in November (due to large merchandise orders) to £14796,52 in December. In terms of merchandise, an additional £2430 was spent on scarves in December, in addition to £1138,08 on postage fees. The Communications Committee also spent £75 on programme printing costs, £30 on Cup Posters and £34,40 on MailChimp.
As is the case every month, training pitch hires were large items of spending and totaled £3466,84 for the Women First and Development Teams (covering the next quarter), and £900for the Men’s First Team. £256,67 and £208,33 were respectively spent by those teams on Ground Hire. The Young Tons spent at total of £745 on pitch hire.
The Women’s First Team spent £2453,23 on tickets and accommodation for the FA Cup Game, and £1730 was spent on fans’ travel costs for that game, which were partly covered by the crowdfund. The Women’s First Team also spent £345 on coaching,
The Men’s First Team spent £227,01 on physiotherapy costs, £115 on match officials, and £7,99 on refreshments.
The Club spent £120 in promotion application fees, £150 in disciplinary fines and £300 on footballs.
Finally, the Club continued to pay back the monthly £887,37 for the Old Spotted Dog Ground loan.
The Club’s income increased this month from £10253,72 in November to £13011,23 in December.
This was largely thanks to large donations made for the women’s first team appeal, which totaled £4609,54 after £252,10 in Paypal fees, as well as contributions to coach tickets (£1240), Men’s First Team donations (£788), other donations (£354,92) and monthly direct debit donations (£36,20).
Merchandise pulled in this month again a whopping £4602,02 (after the deduction of PayPal fees of £226,59).
Membership this month brought in £1 375,42 after £84,58 in fees. December 2021 was the highest in-take of subscriptions for this time frame, since the club formed, up 15.22% on 2020 with income from Subscriptions up 20.43%. Donations accompanying memberships were ip 100.56% (+£178). Solidarity memberships saw the biggest gains up 32.26%.
In reporting the club’s expenditure, VAT is listed separately. In December, we collected £482,99 and spent £391,81.
CLAPTON AGAINST CORONA HARDSHIP FUND
We have recorded Hardship Fund income and spending separately and in November 2021, the income and spending for the Hardship Fund was:
|Donations received for CCFC supporters||£581,85|
|Payments made from Hardship Fund||£0|
In total, £14 455,90 has been received and £13 672has been paid out so far from the Hardship Fund from March 2020 to the end of December 2021. The remaining balance is thus £783,90.
The club’s full income and expenditure for December 2021 is as follows:
£ 4 602,02*
|Membership||£ 1 375,42**|
|Women’s first team appeal||£ 4 357,44|
|Other donations||£ 347,00|
|Coach tickets||£ 1 240,00|
|Monthly direct debit donations||£ 36,20|
|Men’s first team donations||£ 788,00|
|SumUp Donations||£ 7,92|
|Interest Income||£ 30,64|
|Total CCFC Income||£13 011,23|
*After a total of £226,59 in fees
**After £84,58 in fees
|Merchandise costs – Scarves||£ 2 430,00|
|Postage fees||£ 1 138,08|
|Programme Printing costs||£ 75,00|
|Printing Cup Poster costs||£ 30,00|
|Mailchimp credits||£ 34,40|
|Bank fees||£ 8,97|
|Accounting Software||£ 26,00|
|League Liaison Committee|
|Promotion Application fee||£ 120,00|
|Disciplinary Fines||£ 150,00|
|Football costs||£ 300,00|
|Kit Laundry||£ 20,00|
|Women’s First Team|
|Ground Hire||£ 256,67|
|Training Pitch Hire – Jan/March||£ 3 466,84|
|Coaching Staff||£ 345,00|
|Accomodation and Tickets for FA Cup game||£ 2 453,23|
|Men’s First Team|
|Training Pitch Hire||£ 900,00|
|Match officials||£ 115,00|
|Ground Hire||£ 208,33|
|Physiotherapy costs||£ 227,01|
|Pitch hire||£ 745,00|
|Supporter’s travel costs||£ 1 739,00|
|TOTAL CCFC Expenditure||£14 796,52|
THE OLD SPOTTED DOG GROUND
Expenditure on our new home is managed by the Old Spotted Dog Ground Trust (OSDGT), the subsidiary company we set up. However, like the club, spending will appear on the OSDGT website and for transparency.
|Crowdfund Appeal||£ 323,37*|
|Gift Cards||£ 57,36**|
|Total OSDGT Income||£ 3 740,73|
|* after £160,63 in fees ** after £2,64 in fees|
|Loan repayment for purchases of the ground||£ 1 108,69|
|TOTAL OSD Expenditure||£ 1 108,69|