Crystal Palace Supporters’ Trust is the trading name of the Crystal Palace Supporters’ Society Ltd. It is an Industrial and Provident Society, regulated by the Financial Services Authority. It is a membership organisation, and its membership is drawn from the fan-base of Crystal Palace Football Club and the wider community around Croydon. The Trust is a full member of Supporters’ Direct.
Crystal Palace Supporters’ Trust was founded by fans in 2000, when the Club first went into administration, with a view to raising sufficient funds to purchase a stake in the Club on behalf of fans. It successfully raised in excess of £1 million from individual fans through a loan notes scheme in 2000. Unfortunately, the new owner of the Club did not want to include the Trust in the ownership of the Club, and all monies were returned to loan note holders.
Crystal Palace Supporters’ Trust has approximately 2,000 paid up members, and is one of the largest Trusts in the football community. The annual subscription rate is currently £5.00.