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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: July 2018

6 August 2018

Ruth Lawrence scoops June's big prize!

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Foundation Winners: June 2018

5 July 2018

David Hatcher scoops June's big prize!

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Foundation Winners: May 2018

5 June 2018

M scoops April's big prize.

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Foundation Winners: April 2018

14 May 2018

Emma Searle scoops April's big prize.

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Foundation Winners: February 2018

20 March 2018

Paul Bastyn scoops February's big prize.

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Foundation Winners: January 2018

20 February 2018

Barry Wilson scoops January's big prize.

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Foundation Winners: December 2017

3 January 2018

Alan Taylor scoops December's big prize.

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Foundation Winners: November 2017

11 December 2017

Terry Hall scoops November's big prize.

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Foundation Winners Stories

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Martin scoops May's big Foundation prize

25 May 2018

The Foundation’s BIG prize winner for May is Martin Sprague, who was presented with his winnings during a busy half time programme at the home leg of the play-offs against Lincoln City.

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Emma scoops March's big Foundation prize

30 April 2018

The Foundation main prize winner for March was Emma Searle. Emma can be seen in the picture above picking up her cheque for £1k from operations manager Andy Gillard on a chilly and damp Tuesday...

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Chris scoops March's big Foundation prize

3 April 2018

The 1,000 winner in the Foundation draw for March was long-time City supporter Chris Lang, seen in our picture receiving his cheque from Operations Manager Andy Gillard on the pitch at half time in...

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Colin Baker delighted to be Foundation Director of the Day

28 March 2018

The Exeter City Foundation pays out cash winners every week and every month of the year, but a further benefit of the Foundation is that there are a number of 'money can’t buy' prizes too.

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Paul scoops February's big foundation prize

14 February 2018

February’s big winner in the Exeter City Foundation draw was long time member and City supporter Paul Bastyan, seen in the picture alongside his wife, Karen, also a season ticket holder alongside...

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Barry bags first big foundation draw of 2018

29 January 2018

Barry Wilson was first out of the hat for 2018, winning a cool £1000 as the Exeter City Foundation’s first winner of the year, seen in our picture receiving his cheque from Operations manager Andy...

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Alan scoops big in final Foundation draw of 2017

8 January 2018

2017’s last BIG winner in the Exeter City Foundation’s monthly draw for the considerable sum of £1,000 was Alan Taylor.

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Foundation winner watches first team training

15 November 2017

This season’s Exeter City Foundation 'money can’t buy' prize of watching the first team training was won by long time Foundation member Michael Gardner.

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