Open letter from Community Trust CEO, Francis Smith

We are writing to inform you of an important update regarding the pricing of our services.

After careful consideration, and in line with the Retail Price Index (RPI), we write to inform you there will be a price increase of £1.00 on all our activities, effective from 1st June 2024. We understand any increase in costs may cause concern, and we want to assure you this decision was not made lightly.

As an organisation committed to serving our community, we continuously strive to provide high-quality football experiences while also remaining accessible to all. However, rising operational expenses and inflationary pressures have necessitated this adjustment in our pricing structure. By implementing this modest increase, we can maintain the sustainability of our programmes and continue to deliver the level of excellence you expect from Saints in the Community.

We want to emphasise that despite this price adjustment, our core mission remains unchanged. We remain dedicated to addressing issues of poverty and promoting health and well-being within our community. Your participation in our activities plays a crucial role in supporting these initiatives, and we are immensely grateful for your ongoing support.

We understand that some participants may face financial challenges, and we want to assure you we are committed to providing assistance wherever possible. If you require financial support or have any questions or concerns regarding the price increase, please do not hesitate to reach out to senior members of our staff team. We are here to help and ensure everyone can continue to participate in our programmes without barriers.

We sincerely appreciate your understanding and support during this time of transition. Together, we can continue to make a positive impact in our community through the power of football.

Thank you for your continued dedication and participation.

Yours in Sport,


Francis Smith
Chief Executive Officer
The St Johnstone Community Trust