Fundraising is a very important and constant activity for a club like the NGFDG. Our charitable status helps us to apply to public funding bodies and we have been reasonably successful, however, we were recently unsuccessful with an application to Children in Need for a large sum of money to allow the club to employ a development officer. (Further details are available in the club development plan).
We have also been very fortunate to gain sponsorship from commercial companies (see partners section) and are very grateful for these valuable contributions which allow us to purchase strips and equipment.
By far the most important revenue stream which the club has however is the weekly fundraising activities which all members of the club contribute to. These income generators include:
- Weekly subs paid by young players
- Monthly subs paid by adult players
- Club lottery sold by adult players
- Sales of Hidden Team Football Cards
- Fundraising events such as Race Nights
- Sponsor Events such as penalty kick competitions
This regular income is vital in the continued sustainability of our
club as the outgoings are large and getting larger as facilities become more expensive and the club grows year on year. The future of the club depends on these activities especially during the current financial climate.
Should any member of the club have any new ideas for fundraising or sponsorship and are prepared to help with this impotant work please email the club at info@NGFDG.co.uk
Posted on 04/10/10 by admin
3 PEAKS 20th-21st August 2009
In August 2009 four men and one bird left behind the beautiful sunshine, barbecues and beer of Glasgow for an epic adventure. This was not, however, an irrational and impulsive undertaking, there was a purpose and a mission: To raise funds for North Glasgow Football Development Group, Children of Nepal, Leukaemia CARE and The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association the team were to attempt to ascend and descend the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales... in 24 hours!
Twenty minutes in and the three men in the back of Ailsa ‘The Stig’s’ tiny car were feeling like three particularly fat sardines squeezed into a particularly small tin. Upon arriving at the foot of Ben Nevis we were welcomed by a storm of apocalyptic proportions. But this was no time to let a little rain stand in our way. At 17:34 the race against time began and our heroes started running like mindless idiots. Ten minutes later they were walking. ‘Bleedin hell, this mountain’s steep,’ remarked a surprised sounding Joe (Jobby) as the team approached the top. Reaching the summit two hours or so after setting off the four were shivering at the top and one quick, blue faced photo later and they were haring it back down mountain number one.
Back at base and there was no time to hang around. Like a rabbit with a rocket up its bottom we were off towards the Lake District and peak number two, Scaffel Pike. Arriving at a cold, bleak farmhouse at four in the morning it looked cold and dark outside and our heroes were reluctant to leave the warmth of their pungent car. But this was a race against time! And so with head torches strapped on they were off on their second ascent in twelve hours.
An hour later and they were lost, horribly lost and people had started to argue. For over an hour these fools wandered about the hillside as lost as a penguin in the jungle. And then when it looked as if all hope was lost and Alec was just about to murder Calum, the sun rose and our heroes saw all so clearly where they had been going wrong.
The path, it turned out, was much easier to see in the light! But the team had lost a lot of time and they knew to stand any chance of succeeding they would now have to run the rest of the way up and down the highest mountain in England. And run they did. Two hours later and they were standing by the car where the Stig was waiting with the engine running - by which I really mean she was curled up in a sleeping bag fast asleep.
By now limbs and minds were tired and for the first time upon the journey the three cramped men in the back managed some sleep.
Despite this at the foot of Snowden the four men felt like they hadn’t slept for weeks but they had one last mountain to conquer and off the brave heroes hobbled. For the first time in the last twenty-four hours the team were climbing toward blue skies instead of grey clouds. Reaching the top in of Mount Snowden our team were surprised to find a cafe and a train station, but also relieved because two of them needed a poo! And with the clock having not yet reached 22 hours the boys knew that they were approaching achievement and immortality.
Knowing that they had time to spare the descent was a relaxed, but painfully limping, affair. With the end in sight and crossing a bridge Paddy lead the way and stripped off to his undies and jumped in, he was joined by Alec a minute later - it was so cold that the two have secretly been looking for the balls ever since!
In 23 hours 3 minutes and 22 seconds the four men reached the foot of Snowden and their epic journey was over. The Stig was waiting with big smiles and cans of beer, fixed on the prize none of the boys noticed that she was smiling and opened their cans.
Well, it was done and there was only one way our five heroes were going to celebrate such an achievement: a night out in Liverpool followed by a trip to see Sheffield Wednesday beat Scunthorpe 4-0 and another evening of beer and banter in Sheffield (shout out to Paddy’s mum for putting us up). Approaching Glasgow the next day the car clocked 1000 miles and sleep was in order!
The real achievement of course was raising approximately £1,250 for four different charities.
North Glasgow Football Development Group: £300
Children of Nepal: £450
The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association: £250
Leukaemia CARE: £250
Posted on 27/01/10 by admin
Robert's Half Marathon Charity Run
Thanks to everyone who has said they would sponsor, that's absolutely fantastic…
The online link is now available to please feel free to make your online donation.http://www.justgiving.com/robertt/
Every £10 I raise provides a further £1.89 in Tax relief so every penny really makes a difference.
Here is our link for making online donations directly to NGFDG -http://www.justgiving.com/ngfdg/donate/
Posted on 02/09/09 by admin
In February 2009 North Glasgow Football Development Group decided to try a pilot scheme to see if we could access more areas of funding. We got charitable status to get the ball rolling. Obviously what we would like is world domination (according to Chairman Mark Adams) but to get started we have applied to Sense Over Sectarianism to fund the Sunday sessions for the next year. The Sunday coaching sessions are a valued resource in the local community and a great way to get young children off the couch and onto a pitch.
We have been very lucky in getting our local (Canal) Ward to give us money for team strips for our new NKU 2001s team and we hope to get funding in the next round to get strips for the new adult second team.
NGFDG has its begging bowl out at the moment as we have applied for money from Awards For All (in the hope of getting funding for a Summer Camp), The Macroberts Trust, Community Chest and various Scottish Trusts in the hope of employing a development officer for the group. This would be a major step forward to encourage and enhance the work the fabulous volunteers do at the moment.
We have been given a conditional offer of £1,000 by 2014 Communities, run by The Big Lottery Fund in Scotland, but are looking to various other organisations to fund future plans, which are ambitious, so watch this space!
Posted on 02/09/09 by admin