Former England manager Graham Taylor has thrown his support behind Club Cashback - a scheme that helps grassroots clubs raise funds just by shopping online.
Club Cashback is a partnership between the Football Foundation and Club Website that supports local clubs by helping them to raise much-needed funds and ensure future sustainability within the grassroots game.
“With Christmas fast approaching, Club Cashback is the perfect opportunity to turn some of your festive purchases into a cashback reward for your club," said Taylor. "All you need to do is sign up and encourage your players, volunteers and their families, to shop through your Cashback portal."
“In these austere times every penny really does count, so what better way to start the new year than with extra money to buy some new footballs or portable goals?"
Clubs across the UK can use the Club Cashback portal to generate a cashback reward for their club every time a purchase is made online from over 2,000 retailers, including some of the biggest high street brands.
Every purchase made via the new Club Cashback platform will earn the club a cashback reward of between 1-15% of the total sales value - something former Taylor encourages grassroots clubs to take advantage of.
“All the best initiatives are simple ones, and Club Cashback is just that – an easy-to-use scheme which helps secure the sustainability of grassroots clubs,” he added.
Club Cashback - start earning funds for your club!
Generating rewards for your football club is easy. Just follow the steps below and get earning:
1. Sign up at cashback.footballfoundation.org.uk
2. Search for your team using the Club Search feature
3. Browse the Club Cashback section for one of over 2,000 retailers, including Tesco; Marks & Spencer; Play.com and B&Q
4. Click on their website link
5. Shop online and complete your transaction as normal, safe in the knowledge that you are boosting your club's coffers as you shop
For more information or to sign up, please visit cashback.footballfoundation.org.uk.