South Shields FC to launch second Seedrs campaign as community ownership journey continues

South Shields FC to launch second Seedrs campaign as community ownership journey continues

Further equity in South Shields Football Club is set to be made available for purchase as we continue our exciting journey towards community ownership.

The club is to launch a second campaign on Seedrs, offering our supporters, friends and members of the business community an opportunity to invest in our future.

Our first crowdfunding round on the Seedrs platform took place in 2020 and proved to be an overwhelming success which was an extremely humbling process for everyone involved at the club. We were delighted to welcome more than 1,000 investors into our family.

Our existing shareholders have pre-emption rights in this second round, enabling them to purchase new shares before they become available to more investors and avoid dilution. We then hope to welcome many more supporters and investors as we seek to take the next step on our exciting journey.

You can indicate your interest and read the instructions now by clicking here.

Here’s why you should join us

We’re growing!

As the recent transformative developments of 1st Cloud Arena have demonstrated, we remain more determined and focused than ever to achieve our long-term goals and believe the monumental challenges posed by the pandemic have made our club stronger and strengthened our community ties.

The funds we received in 2020 not only allowed us to improve our facilities and continue to make a significant impact in our community, but also helped us lessen the impact of the various lockdown periods, which had such a devastating impact on our revenue streams.

Our men’s first-team was able to progress to a full-time training model to strengthen our ambitions, and continued progress has been made by our Academy and Ladies teams, as well as our charitable Foundation.

Our future is exciting!

We are now able to look ahead to the future with renewed excitement and vigour, with our ground development works – including the construction of a ground-breaking new main stand – continuing at pace.

We firmly believe we are among the most progressive non-league clubs in the country with clear ambitions and a commitment to increased community and fan ownership.

That is the reason we are launching our second campaign on Seedrs and why we feel we are such an attractive proposition to invest in.

We are committed to continuing on our path to becoming community-owned, and firmly believe the time is right to offer this second round of share ownership.

By purchasing shares, you can do your bit to helping our club towards this objective, while also raising further funds which will help us continue on our upward trend and realise our aspirations.

As with the first round, every single penny raised will remain within the club and be reinvested.

Take advantage of perks

Investing will again bring with it a number of new perks which we will announce in the coming weeks as we prepare to go live with our campaign. These perks will be available to existing shareholders who purchase further equity, as well as new shareholders.

We can also confirm that we have again received EIS advanced assurance from HMRC, entitling eligible investors to claim EIS tax relief on investments made in this campaign. This is an exciting incentive for those looking to invest.

Further information will be released soon but in the meantime, we hope you can pre-register your interest to be among the first to invest in the next stage of our development project.

Click here and follow the instructions to indicate your interest.

Here’s how it will work:

  1. Visit our landing page to join the priority investor list
  2. Fill out your details
  3. We’ll email you as soon as the campaign goes live