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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. 

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 for the 2013/14 season and proved a great success. They will continue for the current season. These are:

• Attend a training session at City’s Cat and Fiddle 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 at the end of August, for a time to be arranged in September.

• 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.

How can I join?

Joining could not be easier. Just visit and you will be able to take either a one month (£10) or two month (£20) membership of the scheme on-line, 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
• The Exeter City Football in the Community charitable 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

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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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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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 Winners: January 2017

15 February 2017

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

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Club News

Foundation Winners: September 2016

10 October 2016

Here's a toast to Heavitree Brewery's Graham Crocker, £1,000 Foundation winner in September

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