The Supporters’ Trust is thrilled to announce the launch of the 2022/23 Boost the Budget programme with a target of £100,000 by October 2023. This fresh initiative gives fans the chance to directly contribute to John Askey’s playing budget.

In return for regular monthly donations or a one-off amount, supporters will receive a number of complimentary merchandise gifts including entry to the YCFC Grand Prize Draw at the end of the season. Supporters’ can sign up for various donation packages at

The YCFC Grand Prize Draw includes some amazing York City experiences that money simply can’t buy, including:

  • Long weekend Trip to Dijon or Munster (York Twin Cities) to watch a SC Preußen Münster or Dijon FCO match for 2 people*
  • Be ‘Rob Havercroft’ for the day x 1
  • Round of Golf with the Chairman (for 2 people) x 1
  • Travel on the team coach for a pre-season friendly (for 2 people) + complimentary match tickets x 2
  • Be the latest signing – Take part in the new squad photo shoot – receive a personalised team shirt and frames signed photo x 2
  • Beat the keeper – 5 minutes during a home game warm up to beat the keeper in a penalty shootout x 2
  • Audience with Sir John – 60 minute talk with the manager to talk tactics, training regimes etc x 20 winners
  • Family Hospitality Box – including dining, drinks, match programme, tickets etc for up to 8 people x 1
  • Budding DJs – choose the half-time playlist x 1
  • Work shadow the Chief Exec – walk in the steps of Alastair Smith for the day

Commenting on the project, Mike Brown (Trust Chairman and football club Marketing Director) said:

“Supporters have been calling for a way to contribute to the playing budget for many years and the Trust are delighted to launch Boost the Budget to help with John Askey’s push for promotion. Clubs like Darlington have raised over £100,000 per season and we hope that we can at least match that.

Whilst the Trust and Glen Henderson have provided substantial funds to the football club, we want to ensure this is equitable and this project provides the perfect platform to make that happen. We recognise that some supporters are struggling at this difficult time but hope people can afford a monthly contribution that will soon add up.”

To find out more and register today, please visit the Boost the Budget page at

*Conditions apply (please see website)