It commits both parties to share relevant information and discuss issues of mutual concern during regular meetings and builds on the progress made since the Trust's monthly meeting with senior club officials.
The document was drawn up with the advice and guidance of Supporters Direct, the national umbrella body for Supporters’ Trusts, who have been at the forefront of developing structured dialogue and successfully secured EFL and Premier League regulations mandating meetings between clubs and recognised Trusts last season.
The Fulham Supporters’ Trust’s dialogue with Fulham FC began prior to those regulations and has been praised in a Department, Culture and Media Sport report on strengthening the links between football clubs and their supporters.
And the recently signed MoU will formalise the structured dialogue between Fulham and the Supporters' Trust on behalf of Fulham fans - something that had existed since 2014.
Tom Greatrex, chair of the Fulham Supporters’ Trust, said: "Structured dialogue between Clubs and recognised supporters' trusts is something Supporters’ Direct have been integral in securing in league regulations.
"Fortunately for the Fulham Supporters’ Trust, Fulham FC have been open to detailed, extensive, searching and sometimes challenging dialogue on a regular basis over the last three years.
"Signing an MoU doesn’t change that - it emphasises the value that independent, democratic and representative supporters’ organisations can bring in helping Clubs not only develop good relationships with their fans, but make decisions that take into account the supporter perspective.
"That the Club have become the first to sign such an MoU demonstrates, I believe, their confidence in the relationship with the Trust that we have both worked hard on and their commitment to being as responsive as possible to supporter views and priorities."
Alistair Mackintosh, chief executive of Fulham Football Club, added: "We were keen to formalise an increase in the frequency of meetings with the Fulham Supporters' Trust as their robust questioning continually makes us think and they provide a representative, educated soundboard for our own initiatives.
"As custodians of Craven Cottage and our remarkable football Club, we share goals of sustainability and success."