It’s a year since the launch of the Plough Lane Bond, which means the admin team are progressing the first batch of annual interest payments.
The scheme, which is still open, has already raised more than £5.5m to enable the stadium construction to be completed on time and is the UK’s most successful football club loan scheme.
Some Bondholders have contacted us to say they would like to donate their interest back to the club. We are grateful for anyone who wishes to do so, especially as we fully recognise how changed the financial situation now compared to a year ago.
Because of the nature of the financial instrument as a 5,10, or 20 year bond with fixed terms and conditions, the interest on the Plough Lane Bond cannot be waived. Should anyone be kind enough to want to help reduce the cost of the loans to the Trust and our Club, the best way to achieve this is to donate some or all of the interest they receive back to the Trust.
If you are considering doing this, please remember that you may be liable for tax on the interest you receive, whether or not you donate it back to us. So you may wish to hold some money back from your donation, to cover any tax liability on the interest earned (NB we regret we are unable to provide you any advice on tax matters).
If you wish to make a donation, this can be done via Paypal by visiting the Dons Trust website or by making a bank transfer to the following account:
The Dons Trust Stadium Appeal Account
Sort code 089299
Account number 65096473
The Bond scheme remains open to new applications, offering a return of between 0 and 4 per cent over 5,10, and 20 year terms. Full details by visiting the Plough Lane Bond website.