Small society lottery registration

If you are a non-commercial society you must be registered if you wish to run a lottery (sweepstake, draw or raffle) where tickets are sold in advance.

Your society needs to be registered by the local authority in the area where its principal office is located.

For more information please see the Gambling Commission website and the Gambling Act 2005.

To be eligible, your society must be established and conducted for:

  • charitable purposes
  • the purpose of enabling participation in, or support for a sport, athletics, or cultural activity
  • any other non-commercial purpose other than that of private gain

To apply, please use the application form below:

Apply for a Small Society Lottery Registration online

The registration fee is £40 and it must be renewed every year before the end of December. The annual renewal fee is £20, this can be paid using our online payment form.

How to pay

Pay for a Small Society Lottery Licence online

Please note: You must tell us how much each lottery raises within three months after each draw using the lottery return form.

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