Plough Lane Bond is now live!

We are delighted to be able to announce that the Dons Trust has launched The Plough Lane Bond.

This can make a massive difference to the current funding shortfall of £11m and help ensure that the stadium is built on time while maintaining the club’s fan-owned status.

Fans can elect to lend money over a 5,10 or 20 year period with a variable rate of interest from 0% to 4 %, paid annually*.

The more the Bond raises, the..

The Dons Trust logoPlough Lane Funding Survey

Since the Dons Trust SGM held on Monday 9 December 2019, we have been working closely with those fans who put this idea forward at the meeting. They have launched a survey to see how much appetite there is, and the results are very encouraging indeed, with over £3 million of potential support indicated so far. The terms fans have offered have been generous, so this money could make a real impact alongside other sources of finance. We will work hard..

Head-and-shoulders photograph of Mark DavisA message from the Dons Trust Chair

Dons Trust Chair, Mark Davis, gives an update following recent meetings with Dons Trust members and a meeting of the Dons Trust board on Wednesday.

There is a lot of speculation at the moment about the future of the club. These are complicated times and I understand why theories and rumours run thick and fast in such circumstances.

I shall attempt to set the record straight and to provide an update on some positive developments since the recent SGM and..

Dons Trust SGM December 2019Summary of December’s Dons Trust SGM

On Monday 9 December at the Cherry Red Records Stadium, the Dons Trust held an SGM with the primary purpose of bringing members up to date with the current situation on the financing of the new stadium and inviting them to discuss options available to us.

This came following an announcement from the Dons Trust Board (DTB) on 25 November of an £11 million funding gap for the first phase of the build of the new stadium at Plough Lane…

A graphic showing a stylised calendarAdditional Dons Trust Open Meetings

On Monday 9th December, the Dons Trust is holding a Special General Meeting at Kingsmeadow to update Dons Trust members on the current situation with the financing of the stadium and discuss options.

Register for the SGM

In view of the importance of this issue, we anticipate there will be high demand to attend and are therefore asking members who intend to come to indicate so via this Eventbrite page to help us judge numbers. This is not to limit rights..

New stadium: Your questions answered

As promised, we have endeavored to answer the questions posted to us in an Open Letter from fans following the release of last week’s Dons Trust statement.

Some of the questions have been amalgamated in order to avoid unnecessary repetition – and some cannot be answered as fully as we would like at this stage. We have made it clear where this is the case.

We have attempted to be as full, frank and forthright as possible. It must be..

Dons Trust SGMStadium questions

The Dons Trust and AFC Wimbledon boards recognise that Trust members and AFC Wimbledon fans have many questions they want to ask, following the paper regarding the financing of the new stadium released to Dons Trust members on Monday.

The boards wish to be as open as we can with members regarding the current situation and the options open to us. However, responding separately to each and every question members and fans send in is a difficult logistical exercise.

We..

Celebrating AFC Wimbledon players and supporters either side of a text caption that says 'Lead us home'New stadium: crowdfunding updates

Looking for the latest news about the club’s crowdfunding to help finance our new stadium in Wimbledon? 

Visit the new stadium page of the club’s website for all the latest news, including two question-and-answer documents that will be updated as questions come in – one on the new stadium itself and one on the crowdfunding campaign.

A computer-generated image showing the location of the pitch at the new stadiumUpdate on stadium consultations

This update on stadium consultation has three parts: confirmation of the situation regarding the main stadium consultation; an update on consultation on the semi-permanent stands; and a quick ‘heads up’ about forthcoming consultation about the matchday experience.

Main stadium consultation

Members who attended the stadium meeting on Monday 3 June or have read May’s board meeting summary will know that, as stadium costs became finalised, it became increasingly clear that we couldn’t afford the stadium options that we had been..