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East Hampshire - Good causes urged to sign-up to new local lottery


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  • Published: 22nd January 2020
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Good causes urged to sign-up to new local lottery

Local projects, groups and organisations are invited to join our community of good causes ahead of the new East Hampshire Community Lottery

East Hampshire District Council is launching a new community lottery to raise money for local good causes and is looking for organisations keen to take part.

A 'Good Causes' launch event will be held on Monday 3rd February at EHDC Office, Penns Place, Petersfield 6pm - 7.30pm to explain how the lottery works and how they can benefit.

The first lottery draw is set for April 2020 with tickets going on sale at £1 each with 60p of every pound spent donated to local charities.

EHDC officers will be on hand to provide advice and guidance on what you have to do join the community of good causes and the next steps. 

You can sign-up on the day and be one of the first local organisations to benefit from East Hampshire Community Lottery

Cllr Julie Butler, Deputy Leader of EHDC and Portfolio Holder for Welfare and Communities, said a similar scheme run by Havant Borough Council has raised £63,000 for the 84 local good causes.

“This lottery is all about choice for local people,” she said. “Anyone who buys a ticket can choose where they would like their donation to go or they can add it to a central fund where it will be split between others.

“This will be a real bonus for local charities and is yet another way we are supporting community groups.”

Community groups that would like to get involved should email communitylottery@easthants.gov.uk to reserve a place or to find out more.

 

How the lottery works

  • With each £1 ticket sold 60p will be donated to local charities and good causes. You can maximise the money your organisation receives by having a dedicated lottery page.

  • Tickets bought through your page will ensure 50p per ticket is directed to your organisation.

  • A further 10p in each pound will go into a general good causes fund, to be split between participating charities. The remainder goes towards prize money, operating costs and VAT.

  • The lottery is being run with specialist operator Gatherwell who will receive 20 per cent of the takings while the remaining 20 per cent will make up the prize fund. Players stand to win a £25,000 jackpot, plus smaller prizes.
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