Manager David Dunn has signed up for the Playershare scheme and is encouraging Latics supporters to do the same.
The recent signing of Ricardo Fuller was as a result of Playershare funds and the manager is keen to give the scheme his full support.
Dunn said: “I had heard about the Playershare scheme and how beneficial it has been to previous managers, and I’m very thankful I’ve been able to bring in a quality player like Ricardo Fuller as a result of the funds.
“The fundraising efforts of fans is amazing and I want to give this scheme all the backing I can."
On average the Playershare campaign raises over £10,000 a year through the efforts of only a small number of fans. Last season, for the first time, two players (George Elokobi and Rhys Murphy) were brought to the club as a result of Playershare.
Playershare funds have been used to help in the past with the cost of players such as Luke Beckett, Shefki Kuqi and Cedric Evina and the committee is hoping to get more supporters contributing in a number of ways.