Welcome to Continuous Membership.
The Leeds United Supporters Trust is happy to reminder the family of Leeds United supporters of a new form of Shareholder membership, Continuous Shareholder.
Currently, the vast majority of our Shareholders either pay via annual £5 subscription (predominately through Paypal) or are Lifetime Shareholders through a one-off payment of £100. No form of Shareholding presently exists between those two.
Paypal, while an effective medium via which to pay subscriptions, means the Trust loses a portion of the fee in charges. Payments direct to the Trust bank accounts would remove that revenue loss.
Remembering to renew a Paypal subscription can be a hit-and-miss affair, and so we have decided to bridge the gap between Annual and Lifetime Shareholder.
From August 2016, you can become a Trust Shareholder simply by setting up a standing order of £1 a month which entitles you to be a Continuous Shareholder for as long as that standing order is in place (once you cancel, your Shareholding ends one month after the last payment).
While this amounts to a bit more than the usual annual fee of £5, the benefits of never worrying about keeping your Shareholder status active is taken away.
Just to be clear, existing Annual Shareholders can change to Continuous Shareholders at any time up before their last annual subscription runs out or can choose to stay annual in their payments for the forseeable future. Equally Lifetime Shareholders stay just that, lifetime.
The relevant bank account details you need to enact Continuous Shareholding are:
The Co-operative bank, LeedsUtdSTrust, 08-92-99 65100301.
All Shareholders, regardless of which of the three payment methods used, are entitled to the full democracy and services of the Trust. The Trust has about 6,500 signed up free members, we recommend the new Continuous Shareholder category as a quick way to become a paid up Shareholder.
By joining for the first time or renewing your shareholding, you can help ensure the future of the Leeds United Supporters Trust as the valuable, strong voice of Leeds United fans it works hard to be. We represent the voice of Leeds United supporters and their ambitions for fan ownership. We also lead from the front in defending individual fans who feel they have been wronged in their relationship with the club, liaising with the police to ensure fair treatment and reminding the owners of our beloved club’s rich and deep history and that their duty of care to fans. The Trust remains part of the Supporters Direct family of fan groups.
We look forward to welcoming you into our democracy and Leeds United community.