Become a member
Become a Shakers Community Member and own your share of the club
Bury AFC is 100% owned by its fans. You can become a voting shareholder right now through a monthly or annual subscription to the Shakers Community, the not-for-profit mutual society which owns the club and administers the shareholdings.
The Shakers Community (full name Shakers Community Society Limited, society number 8350) is a Community Benefit Society, authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority, and adheres to strict rules which protects the money and assets it owns. This means that the club can never be subject to ‘asset stripping’ and all key decisions which affect the long term future of the club are made by the Community members.
As a Community member you will:
- Elect members to the Shakers Community board
- Vote on pivotal long term decisions
- Influence issues such as kit design through board advisory votes
- Be kept up to date on all aspects of the club
- Be invited to apply to become a board member, a volunteer or sit on one of our committees
Read more in our Shakers Community FAQs.
Want to donate a one off amount or don’t want to get involved in voting then feel free to simply donate here.
Your investment will provide us with the financial resources to ensure that the long term future of the club is protected. It gives the club a buffer should it run into short term difficulties (such as a the current coronavirus pandemic) and allows long term projects to be developed such as acquiring Gigg Lane, building an academy, investing in training facilities. Not a penny will be wasted.
Full details on the primary Rules which dictate how the Shakers Community is run can be found here.
Concessions for people with low incomes
You might have noticed that we haven’t offered concessions to over 70s or other groups who might have low incomes. We do want to be as inclusive as possible and support people who cannot afford the full membership price, but recognise that age or disability alone do not automatically equate to a low income. Unemployment, for example, can happen at any stage of life. If you are over 16 and would like to apply for a membership at the concession price of £2 per month please email us at email@example.com with details. We may need to ask for further information but will be as supportive as possible and treat your request in confidence.