Elmbridge Borough Council will be among over 60 other local authorities in the country, that have launched online community lotteries to benefit good causes in the boroughs, districts and counties. Good causes around Elmbridge, whether they are charity groups, schools, scout groups and other non-profits, will be able to access a new stream of funding thanks to the Elmbridge Community Lottery.
Councillor Stuart Selleck, Leader of Elmbridge Borough Council, said:
”I am determined to keep Elmbridge thriving; a thriving arts and cultural scene, a thriving economy and a thriving community. That determination also extends to the non-profit organisations who support so many of our residents. The Elmbridge Community Lottery will provide an additional funding boost for those vital groups and I would encourage them to get in touch, register their interest and find out more about this new funding opportunity.”
How does it work?
Tickets will cost £1 with 60p going towards local good causes, compared to just 28p in the pound for the National Lottery. The draw will be weekly with a jackpot of £25,000 for a matching sequence of six numbers, other prizes being £2,000, £250, £25 or three free tickets.
There are two parts to the Elmbridge Community Lottery. Elmbridge good causes will be able to set up their own lottery page and will receive 50p in every pound spent by players using this method. A further 10p in every pound will go into a general Elmbridge Community Lottery good causes fund, with the remainder being put towards prizes, operating costs and VAT.
Players who do not wish to support a specific cause can still take part in the Elmbridge Community Lottery, with 60p of their ticket price going into the general good causes fund, which will be distributed by the council.
Register your interest as a good cause
If you are a local charity or community group, please contact email@example.com to register your interest in the Elmbridge Community Lottery.