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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: foundation@ecfc.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: March 2021

9 April 2021

Monthly winner, £1,000 - Bill Jarman - Foundation no. 113

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📝 Foundation Winners: February 2021

5 March 2021

Monthly winner, £1,000 - Katherine Astbury - Foundation no. 507

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📝 Foundation Winners: January 2021

4 February 2021

Monthly winner, £1,000 - David Leworthy - Foundation no. 248

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📝 Foundation Winners: December 2020

8 January 2021

December monthly winner £1,000 - Chris Lang - Foundation no. 039

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📝 Foundation Winners: November 2020

7 December 2020

November monthly winner £1,000 - Neil le Milliere - Foundation no. 427

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📝 Foundation Winners: October 2020

6 November 2020

October monthly winner £1,000 - Michael Flack - Foundation no. 119

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📝 Foundation Winners: September 2020

5 October 2020

September monthly winner £1,000 - Patrick Wood - Foundation no. 140

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Club News

📝 Foundation season ticket holder benefit distribution

25 August 2020

Members of the Exeter City Foundation who are also season ticket holders are entitled to an annual benefit.

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Foundation Winners Stories

Club News

📝 David Collinge scoops April's BIG Foundation prize

13 April 2021

The winner of the Exeter City Foundation’s BIG £1,000 prize for April is David Collinge.

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📝 Bill Jarman scoops March's BIG Foundation prize

10 March 2021

The winner of the Exeter City Foundation’s BIG £1,000 prize for March is Bill Jarman. Bill is a sprightly 90 years old so can tell a tale or two. Here are his own words:

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📝 Katherine Astbury scoops February's BIG Foundation prize

15 February 2021

February’s winner of the Foundation’s BIG £1,000 monthly prize is Katherine Astbury

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📝 David Leworthy scoops January's big Foundation prize

25 January 2021

The first BIG winner of the Exeter City Foundation’s £1,000 monthly prize in 2021 is David Leworthy.

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📝 Chris Lang scoops December's big Foundation prize

18 December 2020

December’s BIG Foundation prize winner, the last for 2020, is Chris Lang.

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📝 Neil le Milliere scoops November's big Foundation prize

13 November 2020

November’s Foundation ‘BIG’ prize of £1000 was won by Neil le Milliere, who is well known to many Foundation members and City fans alike.

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📝 Mike Flack scoops October's big Foundation prize

15 October 2020

October’s winner the the Exeter City Foundation’s BIG prize of £1,000 was a man with a City-legend name, Mike Flack.

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📝 Patrick Wood scoops September's big Foundation prize

20 September 2020

The winner of September’s BIG monthly Foundation prize of £1,000 is Patrick Wood.

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