If you are a charitable, non-commercial, not for private gain organisation and would like to help to raise funds by selling raffle tickets, running a 100 club or similar equal chance lottery, you must first register as a small society lottery under the Gambling Act 2005.

For further clarification on what constitutes a society for the purposes of this act, and the financial limitations and rules for ticket printing and selling, please see the Small Society Lottery Guidance Notes.

The fee to register is £40, and an annual fee of £20 must be paid two months before the anniversary of the registration to maintain it.

Each lottery must nominate a 'promoter' who acts as the responsible person for the lottery. That promoter should sign the application form to confirm that they understand their responsibilities.

Within three months of the date of a lottery draw, a return form must be submitted by the lottery promoter. This must be signed by at least one other person who acts as an auditor. A scheme of delegation that names the promoter and auditors should be produced along with your first return, and also when there are any changes made to the delegation.

Last updated on 14/09/2018

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