WINSFORD United have been given a £10,000 pre-season boost.
Chairman Mark Loveless has launched a vice-president's scheme whereby, for £2,000, members can guarantee themselves royal treatment.
So far, Loveless has recruited five VPs. He said: 'They include me! But the response has been good and further interest has been shown.
'We are Winsford United, so we cannot offer much, but we will do our best.
'Vice-presidents get free entry, an advertising board, a programme, access to a lounge - when we create one - and, most importantly, the chance to be involved and have some influence.
'I am realistic. What people will be doing, first and foremost, is making a goodwill gesture to the town's football club. We will give back what we can.'
United's inevitable cash concerns include a debt accrued by the former social club to ScottishPower, which was being paid off at up to £250-a-month. But the electricity company has now cut off the supply to the ground and Loveless cannot change its mind.
'I am tied up in their red tape,' he said.
In the meantime, a generator is providing all the power the social and football sides of the club need. It is cheaper - Loveless is considering switching from the direct supply permanently.
But things are moving smoothly on the pitch.
Manager Dave Twite has 27 registered players but will trim his squad before kick-off at home to Oldham Town on August 16.
It is hoped those surplus to requirements will stay with United and join the newly formed reserves, who are in need of players.
Twite said: 'They have all had a fair crack, they all know what the score is and that there will always be a route to the first team.
'It won't be easy trimming the numbers because we have improved every game and are looking extremely fit. There's still work to do, but I am optimistic.
'When you put a completely new side together, as we have done, a manager always has a feeling of trepidation, because he has no real idea of how well it is going to work.
'But the preparations could not have gone any better. I am amazed how smoothly it has all gone and the commitment the players have shown already.'
The Blues have scored 3-0 victories over Chorley and Nantwich in their build-up and striker Les Miranda has scored six goals in three outings.
They are at home to Mike McKenzie's Trafford tonight (Wednesday) at 7pm and Rylands on Saturday.
They are at Crewe next Wednesday and are hoping for a final friendly against a Football League side on Saturday, August 9.
Anyone who wants to join the reserves can contact manager Ray Fitzsimmons on 01606 591906 or attend training at noon on Sunday at Over Hall School.
United have drawn Congleton Town away in the Cheshire Senior Cup preliminary round in September.
The winners are at home to Chester City.