Welcome to the website of Scotland’s Football Monitor.
The traffic lights are now at green, because we have reached the target in our appeal. The plans we have in the short to medium term are outlined in the “Why We Need to Change” post. We have already had pledges of support (of up to around £20k from people involved in the running of the blog) to pay for equipment and salaries, but the success of our appeal provides with the means to have a work environment and communications base in a new office which will allow us to work effectively and efficiently to develop and grow.
The new office and studio will give us a platform to launch all of our content plans over the next year, and take us out of the bedroom/study. We also have volunteers and part-time employees who will collectively man the offices full-time, and having a business base will give us greater credibility and consequently greater access to the people who matter, the people you want to hear from. We are now able to pay rent for the next year, and hosting, telecoms and energy costs for the next six months. We know that the community has responded very well in the past to our appeals, but on this occasion it has been really something else.
We would like to thank everyone who has contributed to the appeal. Donations have ranged from a few pounds to several hundred, and we are grateful for the faith that you all have in what we are trying to do.
Funding SFM is an ongoing thing, and time and time again, you have responded when we needed you. Monthly donation pledges would still give us a greater springboard for success and allow us to depend less and less on periodic appeals. If even a half of our regular users donated the current minimum subscription (of £3 per month) we would raise around £10,000 per year. We are looking to raise only half of that – and remember you can cancel a monthly donation at ANY time.
What we will still promise you is that every penny you have donated, and may donate in future will be invested in building and growing the new Sports & Football Monitor
Total raised: £5200
SFM is an online community drawn from fans of all Scottish Football clubs. Its overriding goal is to see sporting integrity restored to paramountcy in Scottish Football. To help achieve that SFM will ask the questions that the mainstream media consistently fail to ask of the authorities, who in turn consistently fail to govern the sport in accordance with their own rules.