10/01/18: Local community groups and charities invited to be part of the exciting Our Breckland Lottery
Breckland Council is pleased to announce that its upcoming community lottery is to be known as the 'Our Breckland Lottery'. The council revealed the name while issuing a call to local charities and community groups to sign up to benefit from the new initiative, which will see 50p from £1 ticket sales go to local good causes.
Members from the council approved the launch of a new district-wide lottery last summer as it will provide the district's valued charities and community groups a free and simple online platform for raising funds.
Local not-for-profit charities and community groups are being invited to attend a registration event which will take place on 24 January from 4pm to 6pm in Dereham at Breckland Council Offices, Elizabeth House, enabling any organisations looking to get involved to find out how the lottery will work.
Groups such as local charities, sports organisations, and community bodies can check whether they qualify as a lottery 'good cause' via the Our Breckland Lottery section of our website. They must RSVP to the event by 19 January by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the organisation and the names of the representatives who will attend the information and sign up event.
Cllr Paul Claussen, Executive Member for Place, said: "I'd urge any local organisations looking to raise funds to check their eligibility and come along to our registration event. Our Breckland Lottery is a simple and innovative way for local not-for-profit groups to get much-needed support while promoting the good work they're doing, and it's a particularly exciting opportunity for organisations that may not otherwise have the capacity to fundraise on their own."
The Our Breckland Lottery offers a top prize of £25,000 and prize draws will be held weekly, with the first draw due to take place in spring. People will be able to buy tickets online for £1 each.
As part of the purchasing process, players will be asked to choose one of the registered 'good causes' to receive 50p of every £1 ticket they buy. By promoting the lottery to their supporters and members, and engaging their local community, organisations can increase the amount of money they will receive.
For every £1 ticket sold:
50p will go to local good causes
20p will go to the lottery prize fund
20p will go towards running costs and VAT
10p will go to a general fund, which Breckland Council will distribute locally as grants