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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: thefoundation@exetercityfc.co.uk

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: April 2020

4 May 2020

Monthly winner of £1,000 - Philip Short #153

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Club News

📝 City Foundation - 2020 winners and update

3 April 2020

The Exeter City Foundation will continue to function during April.

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📝 Foundation Winners: December 2019

4 January 2020

Monthly winner of £1,000 - Ian Lewis #236

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📝 Foundation Winners: November 2019

9 December 2019

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📝 Foundation Winners: October 2019

5 November 2019

Monthly winner of £1,000 - David Knight #141

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📝 Foundation Winners: September 2019

7 October 2019

Monthly winner of £1,000 – John Binding #511

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📝 Foundation Winners: August 2019

9 September 2019

Monthly winner of £1,000 – Michael Smith #353

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📝 Foundation Winners: June 2019

9 July 2019

June Winner £1,000 - Michael Western #553

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Foundation Winners Stories

Club News

📝 Phil Short scoops April's big Foundation prize

8 April 2020

Things are a little quiet at the Football Club for obvious reasons, but City Foundation is still running.

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📝 📝 David Henley scoops February's big Foundation prize

24 February 2020

David Henley was the lucky winner in the February draw for the Exeter City Foundation’s BIG £1,000 prize.

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📝 Geoffrey Self enjoys being the Foundation director for the day

28 January 2020

The Exeter City Foundation has a number of special ‘money can’t buy’ prizes, which together with the weekly and monthly financial prizes on offer make the Foundation a GREAT DEAL for Exeter City...

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📝 Andy Bainborough scoops January's big Foundation prize

16 January 2020

First out of the hat for 2020 for the Exeter City Foundation’s BIG £1,000 prize was Andy Bainborough, seen in the picture above receiving his prize during City's recent match against Cambridge United...

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📝 Ian Lewis scoops December's big Foundation prize

27 December 2019

This month’s winner of the BIG Foundation prize of £1,000, indeed the last winner of the decade, was Ian Lewis, seen in our photo receiving his prize from City's operations manager Andy Gillard at a...

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📝 Martin Weiler scoops November's big Foundation prize

27 November 2019

This month’s BIG Foundation winner was a familiar face at the football club, the former Supporters' Trust chairman Martin Weiler.

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📝 David Knight scoops October's big Foundation prize

24 October 2019

The October Exeter City Foundation winner was long term supporter from North Devon, David Knight.

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📝 John Binding scoops September's big Foundation prize

7 October 2019

September’s Foundation BIG prize winner was John Binding, who, in his own words, felt 'very proud' as he walked onto the pitch at half time in our recent match against Grimsby Town.

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