Matlock Town Football Club chairman Tom Wright has issued a call for a new investor to come forward and help the club after interest from a foreign party in the Evo Stik League side.
The businessman, based in Slovenia, declared his interest to the board at Reynolds Stadium but ultimately opted for another club.
"The gentleman expressed interest in the possibility of investing in our club just before Christmas," said Wright. "He told me that he was keen to get involved in English football and was advised to get in touch with us.
"He was interested in our plans and appeared very keen to take matters further. Unfortunately, he then informed me that he’d decided to get involved with another club, which was disappointing."
"We’ve recently had a new 290-seater stand built and work on our new social club is at an advanced stage.
"We would welcome some investment to enable us to complete the work sooner rather than later because the staging of functions in the social club will provide us with a valuable income stream."
"People have this idea that only the very wealthy can afford to get involved in the running of a football club, but that is certainly not the case."
"If there is someone out there who wants to make a substantial investment then I’d obviously love to hear from them, but the fact is that just a few thousand pounds would make a real difference to the club."
Matlock are currently pushing for promotion from the Evo Stik Premier League.