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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: November 2019

16 Hours ago

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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: May 2019

6 June 2019

May Winner £1,000 - Charles Welchman #374

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📝 Foundation Winners: April 2019

3 May 2019

April £1,000 - Mick Mitcham #252

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📝 Foundation Winners: March 2019

8 April 2019

March £1,000 winner - Ryan Heard - #569

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Foundation Winners Stories

Club News

📝 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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📝 Michael Smith scoops August's big Foundation prize

14 August 2019

August’s BIG Foundation prize winner was Michael Smith. As Michael is away for a few weeks we have no match day photo this month, however here are a few words from Michael about his win.

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📝 David Hitt scoops July's big Foundation prize

30 July 2019

It may be the close season but the Foundation keeps ticking away, with winners every week and every month of the year.

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📝 Charles Welchman scoops May's big Foundation prize

28 May 2019

May’s winner of the Foundation monthly BIG £1000 prize was Charles Welchman.

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📝 Mick Mitcham scoops April's big Foundation prize

3 May 2019

April’s BIG winner of the £1,000 Exeter City Foundation draw was Mick Mitcham. He can be seen receiving his prize from operations manager Andy Gillard at City's recent home match against Crawley...

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📝 Michael becomes director for the day thanks to City Foundation

25 February 2019

The Exeter City Foundation pays out cash to 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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