Community Lottery?

Would Your Local Group Like To Benefit From DDC’s Plans?

cashDaventry District Council (DDC) is thinking about introducing a weekly lottery with tickets available for purchase online. It is proposed that tickets will be £1 each with 50p of this going towards local community groups, 30p going towards the prize fund and 20p towards an external provider who will manage the lottery on a day to day basis. DDC will not make any profit from the scheme.

DDC are keen to get the views of local organisations and clubs that might benefit from such a lottery. You can give them your views in this survey…. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ZQQ3YR6

How Will It Work?

Local community groups can directly benefit because when somebody buys a ticket, they can select a local group that will receive 40p of the ticket price. A further 10p of the ticket price will supplement DDC’s existing community grants budget making a total of 50p for local good causes altogether. This compares very well to the National Lottery which only gives 28p in every pound to good causes and the Health Lottery which only gives 20p.

What Will It Cost?

It will cost nothing for local voluntary or community groups to sign up to the lottery scheme as long as they meet DDC’s current eligibility criteria for community grant funding. Once signed up, groups will receive a monthly BACS payment that equals the sum of every 40p that has been allocated to them over the previous month by ticket buyers. Therefore, there is much to be gained for community groups by encouraging their members and supporters to buy tickets and allocate 40p of the ticket price accordingly.

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