Recent Trust Achievements
Equal number of Directors on the Club Board - 2014
Since December 2014 The Trust, as the majority shareholder, now has an equal number of seats and voting rights on the Club Board.
Joint Trust and Club Vision and Mission statement - 2014
Trust financial support to the Club - ongoing
Supporter Sponsored Games - 2014 and 2015
2014, a rearranged home match at late notice meant no sponsor. The Trust organised sponsorship from individual supporters raising an amazing £7400. This success meant the Trust repeated the exercise in 2015.
Light up the Park - 2014 and ongoing
Trust appeal to raise money for new floodlights, necessitated by new FL regulations, raised £12,200 from individuals, supporter groups,& businesses. Money not used has been ring fenced and is used for maintenance and repair of the lights, the latest work done in 2017.
Exeter Food Bank @ SJP - 2015 and ongoing
The Trust organised an initial match day collection for Exeter Food Bank. This,was well supported so we now have a permanent bin for donations, an annual Food Bank Day and bucket collection.We also support other local organisations including Exeter Dementia Alliance and Exeter City of Sanctuary.
Memorial Project - 2014 and ongoing
Memorial plaques to commemorate those associated with our Club who died in both World wars and associated Remembrance Day services.
Grecian Voices, Grecian Archive - ongoing
Over many years the Trust has been working to collect amd preserve the history of our Club often in collaboration with the University of Exeter. This includes filmed interviews, documentaries, a wealth of donated documents &photographic exhibitions -
Artefacts have been saved from the Old Grandstand to dress the New stand and future ECFC museum. The Trust and University of Exeter have made successful bids for funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, in 2016 to fund a history of St James Park and in 2017 to fund the Museum of Exeter City FC.
Former Players' Association - 2015
Set up by the Trust History Group with the support of the University of Exeter, events held throughout the year. This has lead to the formation of -
Exeter City FC Hall of Fame - 2016 and ongoing
Established to honour past Exeter City players and officials. The latest celebration in November 2017 brought the number of inducted legends to 12.
Trust Director of the Day - ongoing
For every home match a Trust member is draw at random, the winner and his/her guest are entertained in the Boardroom and have lunch with our visiting Directors.
Stadium Tours - ongoing
The Trust offers free tours around SJP before Saturday afternoon home matches. The 90 minute tours start at 11am, are very popular and booking is essential. It's possible for local organisations to book a multi media presentation of the 1914 tour of South America. A book commemorating the tour has been published by the Trust.
Volunteers' Time Audit - 2015 and ongoing
Conducted by a Trustee the audit estimated that in 20@5 City Supporters contributed £300,000 worth of time volunteering for our Club. The level of volunteering has been maintained whilst the monetary value has increased over time.
Signage Project - 2015 - 2016
A Trust project to improve signage around our stadium by removing old and outdated signs and replace them with new, more appropriate, signage using our striking refreshed logos, the creation of which was itself a joint Trust/Club project. All in all a great success!
One Game One Community - ongoing
This,Trust group continues to promote equality, diversity and inclusion around the Club. One game is designated per season, in 2016 the theme was Dementia Action. There is an annual Football v Homophobia match, fir which we have been officially recognised. Football tournaments each Spring and Summer encourage participation by black , minority ethnic players, LGBT players and other local community teams. The Trust sponsors the Exeter City Ladies Team.
Heritage Lounge Project - 2016
The Trust contributed to the Club's Heritage Lounge Project by supplying China bearing the Trust logo. It also has invested in 2 places in the Heritage Lounge which it uses to entertain potential Corporate Trust members.
Junior Grecians - 2015 and ongoing
The Trust, working with Football in the Community ( now the City Community Trust ) have revamped and re-energised the Junior Grecians. It has become the Junior arm of the Trust as every Junior Grecian automatically be ones a non voting Trust member.....encouraging the next generation of City Supporters
Family Provision - 2016 and ongoing
Trustees are an important part of a group working to improve the match day experience for families visiting SJP.......to include a Family Room, Family friendly seating areas & ticket offers. This has grown to create the.....
Family Zone / Junior Grecians - 2017
This project driven by a Trustee & the City Community Trust and supported by local businesses, the Trust and the Club. The Family Zone provides entertainment refreshments and a safe space for children and families on match days. It has enabled the Junior Grecians to extend their work and increase their numbers.
Trust Suite - 2017
The Trust has embarked on a 3 year ( minimum) sponsorship of the upstairs hospitality lounge , now renamed the Supporters' Trust Suite. The Trust has spent £12,000 redecorating & refurbishing the room to improve facilities for our own supporters and make it an attractive proposition for the Club's commercial team to take to market.
Trust Hospitality for volunteers - 2017
The Trust has a table for 2 in the Trust Suite + match day tickets as part of it's sponsorship of the Trust Suite. It has given the table to volunteers who give their time freely working for the Club.
RGB Building Supplies Legends Lounge - 2017
Another room upgraded and refurbished, this time by Club sponsor RGB, lead by a Trustee/RGB manager & supported by the Trust. The room is used on match days to entertain match and match ball sponsors. Images from the Grecian Archive of City legends have been provided by the Trust to decorate the room - bringing several Trust initiatives together.
Priority Ticketing system - 2017
Experience gained by several Trustees and volunteers selling tickets for our Cup game v Liverpool and our League 2 playoff semi final games in 2017 highlighted the need to simplify our ticketing sales. The priority system was agreed with the Club for this purpose also driven by the fact that the redevelopment of the ground in the 2017 -18 season would leave us with a 2 sided ground, thus increasing pressure on the remaining stands and the need to allocate space in them fairly. This has been a great success, largely because of cooperation between Club & Trust and the many hours volunteered by Trust members to ensure the system works smoothly.