Ipswich Town Charitable Requests Policy
Additional Charity Requests
Whilst the Club’s main support must remain with the nominated Charity, Ipswich Town will endeavour to support other local charities through the donation of raffle prizes. Requests for charitable support will only be considered if they are received in writing on charity headed paper, or if from a private individual, a letter from the charitable organisation they are fundraising for, to confirm all money raised will go directly to the charity.
All requests must be sent to:
Ipswich Town Football Club
Any requests which are received by phone or e-mail need to be referred to the above procedure. If application is successful, then a pair of tickets will be donated for one of two allocated home League fixture which will be selected by the Club. Tickets are non exchangeable.
Due to the large volume of legitimate requests received, the Club can only support non Club charities once a season.
This support is for registered charities only and not schools, clubs or community events. Any schools or clubs who request raffle prizes will be referred to the Community Group Ticketing scheme.
Financial Support Requests
Unfortunately Ipswich Town are not in a position to make any financial contributions to charities, unless they are the Club’s nominated charity. Fundraisers will be encouraged to follow the above procedure should they wish to hold a raffle or auction to raise money for the cause.
League Club Challenge Visits
Ipswich Town are unable to support those undertaking the 72 or 92 Club challenge. ITFC will however accommodate those who have committed to the challenge with a photo pitchside should the Club receive at least two weeks’ notice prior to arrival and the participant arrives during office hours (Weekdays 9am-5pm).
Unfortunately, Ipswich Town are unable to offer support to any charity outside the East Anglia region.
We will however attempt to help local individuals even if they are raising funds for national charities, but we can only help each individual once per season.
Volunteer Work Fundraising
The Club are unable to support those who are looking to raise money to fund a volunteer trip e.g. travelling to Africa to support a local project. The reason for this is that the money raised from the donation of a raffle prize will not be going directly to a registered charity, but instead, more often than not, to an individual to help cover the cost of the trip.
Ipswich Town are unable to fulfil any request for donation of kit or football equipment. On the rare occasion there is surplus kit at the end of the season then it is either used by the Academy, sold to raise funds for the Academy or donated to charitable organisations in Africa who the Club already have pre-existing relationships with.