If your organisation wants to hold any type of ‘draw’ for the general public, you will need to apply to us for a Lotteries Licence.
How does a Small Lotteries Licence work?
- Your organisation must be registered with us for the duration of your lottery promotion
- The cost for a licence is £40
- It costs £20.00 each year to renew your licence
How do I apply?Apply for a small lotteries licence
What if I just want to raise some funds for my club/society?
- You can raise funds without a Small Lotteries Licence, but it means you will need to ‘restrict’ your ticket sales
- You can do this by holding a ‘Private’, ‘Work’, or ‘Residents’ Lottery. This means tickets are just sold to members of your club, organisation etc, and are not sold to the general public.
What is a Private Lottery?
A Private Lottery is when:
- Your lottery is only promoted by members of your organisation, club or society
- Tickets are only sold to members of your society, club or organisation, or on premises
What is a Work Lottery?
A Work Lottery is when:
- The people promoting the lottery all work at the same place
- Tickets are only sold to people who work at the work premises
- There must no profits
What is a Residents’ Lottery?
A Residents’ Lottery is when:
- The people promoting the lottery live together, or in the same premises
- Tickets are only sold to people who live in the residential premises
- There must be no profits
You can also raise funds without a licence at non-commercial events, like fetes, dinner dances or sporting events. Tickets must only be sold at the premises during the event and results must be made public while the event takes place.
For more information or advice, please submit an Enquiry Form.