Find answers to common questions about CAS Trust.
What is CAS Trust?
The Trust is voluntary group, and will shortly be incorporated as a Community Mutual Society. This means registering with companies house and conforming with FSA regulations, under the umbrella of Supporters Direct rules and governance. It has been formed to give fans a voice and to act as positive force to help preserve Charlton Athletic Football Club for its fans and community, for this and future generations.
When did CAS Trust launch?
The Charlton Athletic Supporters’ Trust formally launched on the 5th of December 2012 to mark the 20th anniversary of the Club’s return to the Valley from the exile years. Full membership is now available and costs £5 as an introductory fee at least until our first AGM which is likely in March 2013. Juniors are free. Any funds raised from membership will go towards running costs, publicity and events. CAS Trust is committed to open, democratic and inclusiveness, as well as giving value for money to members.
Who has set up CAS Trust?
The Charlton Athletic Supporters’ Trust has been set up by the CAS Trust steering group - ordinary Charlton fans who believe that we as an organised fan base have a lot to contribute to the success of Charlton Athletic Football Club.
Do other football clubs have Trusts?
Yes, there are 30 supporters' trusts in the top two flights of the English League and many more below that. Clubs include:Premier League - Arsenal, Aston Villa, Fulham, Liverpool, Manchester United, Newcastle United, Norwich City, QPR, Reading, Southampton, Swansea City, Tottenham. Championship - Barnsley, Birmingham, Blackburn, Bristol City, Burnley, Cardiff, Charlton, Crystal Palace, Derby, Ipswich, Leeds United, Leicester City, Huddersfield, Hull City, Millwall, Peterborough, Sheffield Wednesday, Watford.