Colchester United have launched their innovative Club United scheme
Club United is a new scheme devised to allow supporters to leave their refunds from last season with the U's, but allows them to add more if they so wish and have their say in where their money goes.
It is now live and as it currently stands, 309 fans have contributed £11,322.60 of funds and those who have contributed will be able to determine how they want it to be spent.
U's Chairman Robbie Cowling told the club's official website: "To get the ball rolling, I’ve added a project to buy Eddie a new costume and I’ve kick started that project with a pledge of £50 of my own money."
"I’m sure those fans who have funds allocated to Club United will be able to think of much better projects to spend their funds on but I’ve added this by way of an example project and because Eddie wants to look his best when he does finally return."
To see how it works, simply log into your account at www.colutickets.com and go to your dashboard.
Those that have contributed to the Club United fund will be able to create a project or pledge some of their own funds to the project that Robbie created.
Those supporters that haven’t yet contributed will be able to view the current projects, add funds and then create their own projects or pledge their funds to the particular project that they want to support.
Robbie added: "Anyone can add funds and anyone with funds can create a project. This could be a really good method for fan involvement and we are keen to make it work, so please give us as much feedback as possible."