A Small Society Lottery is promoted on behalf of a non-commercial society:
- for charitable purposes;
- or for the purpose of enabling participating or supporting sport, athletics or cultural activity;
- for any other non-commercial purpose other than private gain.
The total value of tickets for sale in a single lottery cannot exceed £20,000 and the aggregate value of tickets on sale in a calendar year cannot exceed £250,000. If you plan to exceed either of these values, you must be licensed with the Gambling Commission.
Making an application
A registration fee of £40 is required with your application.
Renewal of Small Society Lottery
To maintain registration, you will need to pay an annual fee of £20.
Further advice on running a lottery including raffles, tombolas and sweepstakes is available from the Gambling Commission.