Small society lotteries, also known as raffles, do not need a licence but must be registered with the local authority in the area where the main office of the society is located.
Email the licensing team firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application form, guidance documents and returns form.
To register you will need to complete and return the application form with the registration fee:
Application fee: £40
Annual fee: £20
Payment must be made through the council's online payment system. You can pay for more than one licence in a single transaction.
Society lotteries are promoted for the benefit of a non-commercial society. A society is non-commercial if it is established and conducted for:
- charitable purposes
- the purpose of enabling participation in, or of supporting, sport, athletics or a cultural activity
- any other purpose other than that of private gain
A small society lottery does not have:
- proceeds that exceed £20,000 for a single draw
- aggregate proceeds from lotteries in excess of £250,000 in any one year.
If your society lottery has proceeds which exceed these amounts in a calendar year then you need to apply for a licence from the Gambling Commission.