Colchester United is committed to working with the local community and supporting local charities through the provision of club collateral for the purposes of fundraising auctions and raffles.
Please note that we have reached capacity for bucket collections at first team fixtures for the 2014/15 season - if you wish to be placed on a waiting list, please contact us at the details below.
Each year, via a club panel, Colchester United nominate three charities to be our Official Charity Partners with the club, along with a fourth that will be our Academy’s Official Charity Partner.
We will work closely with the chosen charities to raise funds through a combination of supporter donations and a wide ranging package of benefits for the charities.
However, this commitment to these four Official Partners does not preclude the club from supporting other charities and good causes, which it is very prepared to do, but a monthly limit is set in terms of assistance.
All requests for charitable support must be made in writing to the club, with the communication providing full details of the charity or good cause for which the support is required and the event at which the merchandise will be used, together with main contact details.
Each request for charitable support will be acknowledged within 14 days of receipt.
Each charity request will be individually assessed by the club and notification, confirming the club's commitment to support or otherwise, will be communicated via letter or e-mail. Standard reasons for decline include:-
The charity is based outside the considered 'community of Colchester' catchment area
The club's monthly allocation has already been reached
There is insufficient written evidence to support the request
Charity requests should be sent to:-
Media Manager & Supporters Liaison Officer,
Colchester United FC,
Weston Homes Community Stadium,
We look forward to hearing from you and thank you for trying to make a positive contribution to Colchester and its local community!