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The City Foundation

Everyone's a winner with the City Foundation

What is the Exeter City Foundation?

The Exeter City Foundation is a not-for-profit lottery scheme, whereby any surplus money is ploughed back into ‘good causes’ at the club.

Anyone can join the foundation. By paying just £10 per month (£120 per year), you become eligible for the monthly £1,000 prize and weekly £100 prizes.

Foundation members who purchase a season ticket qualify for an additional benefit, either £23 cashback - equivalent to £1 for each home league match - or £30 worth of Exeter City Club Shop vouchers.

On joining, you will receive a membership card with your unique Foundation number. Draws take place each month for both the monthly and weekly prizes. The £1,000 prize winners have the opportunity of being presented with their prize on the pitch at the next home game (or one that is convenient to the winner). In all cases, the foundation wish to generate the maximum publicity for the scheme. Winners will also be posted on the club website and, with the winners' permission, an article will be prepared for the matchday programme and may be used as an item in the club's e-newsletter.

Winners who are unable to attend in person will receive their cheques through the post – as will happen during the close season.

It’s a great opportunity – why not tell your friends and family! Foundation members can earn up to £20 ‘cash back’ for introducing a new member who stays for over 12 months.

Money can’t buy prizes

‘Money can't buy’ prizes for foundation members were introduced a few years ago, and proved a great success. They will continue for the current season. These are:

  • Attend a training session at City’s Cliff Hill training ground. This is a great chance to see how competitive training can be, see and hear how the coaches take the players through the session. This prize is will be drawn in the September draw, for a time later in the season.

  • Director for the Day. On a matchday, enjoy a lunch at the directors' table before the match and watch the game from a premium seat in the IP Office Stand. This prize will be drawn at the end of December, for a match in the new year.

These prizes offer a unique insight for loyal fans to see how the club works at close quarters, and offer great extra value for your foundation membership. (The prize of watch the match from the press bo will not be available this season due to the ground re-development, but will resume in 2018/19).

How can I join?

Joining could not be easier. Click here to join today. Membership is available for one or two month options. Membership of the scheme on-line, means you will immediately become eligible for the next monthly draw.

Click on the relevant membership option, you will be asked to log-in to the system with your ECFC membership details (or new members submit details as requested). Before finalising the transaction, please add ‘delivery type – membership admin fee (£1)’, then press the submit button for the new membership to be processed. On joining, you will be contacted by foundation admin to receive your membership card and to complete a standing order to confirm membership of the foundation.

You can also come into reception at St James Park and join by completing the application form and standing order mandate there and then. Alternatively, you can email:

Who benefits from the Foundation?

Any surplus money made over and above prizes paid out and necessary expenses is applied to good causes at the club, including:

  • Exeter City Academy, including facilities at the Cliff Hill Training Ground.
  • The Exeter City Community Trust
  • Sports participation – eg. soccer schools and tiny tot clubs for boys and girls
  • Education programmes – BTEC, NVQs, and Duke of Edinburgh awards 
  • Social inclusion projects – street soccer, ability counts, disability courses 
  • Health and fitness – numerous activities for youngsters, adults and veterans

Latest Foundation winners:

Club News

Foundation Winners: August 2017

5 September 2017

Paul Lawrence scoops August's big prize

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Club News

Foundation Winners: July 2017

9 August 2017

Christopher Knee scoops July's big prize

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Club News

Foundation Winners: June 2017

3 July 2017

Fan Michael Cosway scoops Junes big prize

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Club News

Foundation Winners: May 2017

31 May 2017

May monthly £1,000 winner is Mike Butler

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Club News

Foundation Winners: April 2017

8 May 2017

Trust Director Elaine Davis scoops April's big prize

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Club News

Foundation Winners: March 2017

5 April 2017

David Parsloe is the on-the-pitch-draw winner for March

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Club News

Foundation Winners: February 2017

14 March 2017

Owen Yapp is the man-of-the-moment in February's Foundation draw

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Club News

Foundation Winners: January 2017

15 February 2017

John Butcher is first this year as 2017 sees more Foundation winners

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Foundation Winners Stories

Club News

Christopher scoops July's foundation big money prize

13 July 2017

Christopher Knee wins July's foundation prize of £1000

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Club News

Mike Butler wins final Foundation £1000 draw of the season

22 May 2017

Mike plans to put the money aside to watch more City away games next season.

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Foundation winners get unique match view from the press box

19 April 2017

David Matthews and his son get a unique view of the Barnet match

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Club News

Recently joined Foundation member David scoops monthly prize

27 March 2017

Draw took place at half time during Accrington Stanley match

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February's Foundation winner donates £100 of prize money to City

27 February 2017

Owen Yapp is this months £1,000 winner

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Club News

Foundation winner John looking to use winnings to support young players

25 January 2017

John is January's lucky £1000 prize winner

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