Build The Budget for season 2017/18 raised more than £100,000 through the generosity of individual fans and supporters groups from its launch on 16th February 2017 until close at the end of the recent January transfer window.
We understand and appreciate the sacrifices people have made to support this effort and thought carefully over whether it was right to relaunch for season 2018/19.
With this in mind we launched a consultation with fans over social media, email and direct to members at the members meeting last night and the overwhelming will of supporters was that we should relaunch and continue our efforts in preparation for next season.
It is imperative that we launch now so that we begin our work and have a sense of the additional BTB money that will go into the first team playing budget for the summer transfer dealings.
We want to make it clear to you the supporters and owners of the club that should we achieve our aims of promotion to the EFL at the end of the season we will cease the BTB campaign but we cannot wait for the outcome before we get going.
We will get the BTB committee back together asap to begin planning next steps and to start the fundraising. We already have some great ideas and you’ll hear from us very soon.