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Welcome to the RamsTrust web site.

RamsTrust is the democratic Derby County Supporters’ Trust, founded to campaign for, and deepen supporter ownership, representation and influence at Derby County Football Club.

If you would like to learn more about RamsTrust, please navigate the site using the links at the bottom of each page.

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Agenda – RamsTrust Annual General Meeting 2020

Monday 14th September, 2020 at 8.00 p.m.

VENUE: The meeting will take place using Zoom.

Members please let us know if you wish to attend and a link will be sent to you.

1.   Chair’s welcome.

2.    Apologies for absence.

3.   Minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting.

4.   Matters arising.

5.    Resolution 1: To accept the Annual Report and Financial Statements, year ended 24th March, 2020.

6.   Resolution 2: Independent examination of accounts

It is hereby resolved that subject to the provisions of Section 84 of the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2004, the members of the Society shall not require an audit for the accounts covering the current financial year ending on 24th March 2021 when they are presented to the next AGM held in 2021. Instead of an audit, an independent examination shall be carried out, as per our rules.

7.   Results of ballot for Society Board members.

8.   Guest Speaker – Malcolm Clarke – Chair, Football Supporters’ Association.

9.   Any other competent business.

10.   Close.

Zoom video conferencing

AGM 2020

RamsTrust AGM and Board Election 2020

For Members.

The RamsTrust Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place, as follows:

DATE:             Monday, 14th September, 2020

TIME:             8.00 pm

VENUE:         The meeting will take place via Zoom video conference. 

Members please confirm your attendance by emailing membership@ramstrust.org.uk and we will send you the link before the meeting.

Your support is important so please make a diary date for this important event. This year we have four vacancies, 3 for three years and 1 for one year, on the RamsTrust Board. We are now inviting nominations to all full members wishing to stand for election.  Please give this opportunity some consideration, as this is your chance to play a leading role in the trust. 

RamsTrust is committed to furthering the interests of Derby County fans and the general community of football supporters, so please come forward to formally volunteer some spare time and energy in active participation.  RamsTrust is an independent, open and democratic supporters group that endeavours to make a positive contribution to the future of Derby County Football Club.

The AGM also gives the opportunity for all members to submit any items or resolutions for inclusion in the AGM’s agenda.  Please note that another member must second any such proposals.

If you would like to discuss the role as a Board member, require a nomination form, advice on its completion or any aspect of the election process, please contact the Chair of the Election Management Group at this email address: election@ramstrust.org.uk.  Due to the coronavirus, there is no postal process.

If you wish to stand, please complete the form and forward to the email address given on the form.  All nominations will be verified on receipt.  In the event of any dispute over the validity of the form, the candidate will be contacted. The closing date for nominations in Friday 21st August 2020.

An election will be held unless there are four or fewer nominations for the four available positions and all candidates are willing to accept terms of office.  The election results will be given at the AGM.

In case of any complaints regarding the election procedure, there is an Election Management Group, chaired by John Boyle of the Stafford Trust, STRIPES.

The Agenda for the meeting will be placed on the website, ramstrust.org.uk, at least 7 days before the meeting.

Thank you again for your continued support and we hope to see you at the 2020 AGM.

Tanya Noon, Society Secretary

Tim Brooke-Taylor RIP

It is with great sadness that RamsTrust has learned that Tim Brooke-Taylor has died.

He was, as Rams fans everywhere will know,  a solid supporter of Derby County and was a lifetime member of RamsTrust.

We are sure that all members would share in sending our best wishes and deepest condolences to his loved ones at this sorrowful time.

He was one of us and we will remember him with warmth and love.

RIP Tim.



Derby County Staff Furlough

RamsTrust understands from media reports that Derby County is to furlough the majority of its non-playing staff during the Covid-19 crisis to make use of the government’s 80% grant scheme.

DCFC appear to have made the decision not to make up the shortfall in pay of those members of staff furloughed, most often 20%, but also including those where the 80% is greater than the cap of £2,500. If this is the case, then RamsTrust wishes to register its disappointment at such a decision and notes also the reports suggesting that Nottingham Forest do intend to maintain the pay of their furloughed employees.

If these reports are true, we would ask the club to reconsider its position and instead act to make up any shortfall in the pay of the furloughed staff.

AGM 2019

For Members.

The RamsTrust Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place as follows:

DATE: Wednesday, 4 September, 2019
TIME: 8.00 pm
VENUE: Unite the Union, 2 Pride Point Drive, Pride Park, Derby. DE24 8BX (the road between The Merlin and Lexus).

Your support is important so please make a diary date for this important event.

This year we have three vacancies on the RamsTrust Board for 3 years. We are now inviting nominations to all full members wishing to stand for election.

Please give this opportunity some consideration, as this is your chance to play a leading role in the trust.

RamsTrust is committed to furthering the interests of Derby County fans and the general community of football supporters, so please come forward to formally volunteer some spare time and energy in active participation. RamsTrust is an independent, open and democratic supporters group that endeavours to make a positive contribution to the future of Derby County Football Club.

The AGM also gives the opportunity for all members to submit any items or resolutions for inclusion in the AGM’s agenda. Please note that another member must second any such proposals.

If, as a member, you want to be nominated for election to the RamsTrust Board, please email election@ramstrust.org.uk for a nomination form. Nominations must be received by Friday 31st August.

If you would like to discuss the role as a board member, require advice on the completion of a nomination form or any aspect of the election process, please contact the Chair of the Election Management Group at the RamsTrust EMG Chair, Derby Co-op Bowls & Social Club,50 Taverners Crescent, Littleover, Derby DE23 6XL or, for a more rapid response, email election@ramstrust.org.uk.

All nominations will be verified on receipt. In the event of any dispute over the validity of the form, the candidate will be contacted.

An election will be held unless there are three or fewer nominations for the three available positions and all candidates are willing to accept terms of office. The election results will be given at the AGM.

In case of any complaints regarding the election procedure, we have adopted Supporters Direct best practice guidelines and have formed an Election Management Group, chaired by John Boyle of the Stafford Rangers Supporters Trust, STRIPES.

The agenda for the AGM will be placed on the website at least 7 days before the meeting.

Thank you again for your continued support and we hope to see you at the 2019 AGM.