New Lottery Scheme To Support Broxtowe Community

New Lottery Scheme To Support Broxtowe Community

22/05/2018 Local charities and Voluntary Organisations in Broxtowe Borough are being urged to sign up to a new lottery scheme, which will help local people support good causes in the Borough when it launches later this year.

Work is underway to set up The Broxtowe Lotto, where the community can buy tickets online to weekly draws for a chance to win a jackpot of £25,000, as well as prizes of £2,000, £250, £25 or three free tickets. Tickets will cost £1.00 with 60p from each ticket going towards local good causes.

Any Broxtowe-based organisations who are interested in signing up should contact the Council’s Commercial Manager on 0115 917 3316.

They should be:

  • non-profit making
  • have a constitution or set of rules
  • able to provide annual financial statements (audited where appropriate)
  • or an annual report (unless it is a new organisation in its first year of development when a budget statement would be required).
  • Organisations must be open to all regardless of age, race, creed, sex or political affiliation as appropriate.
  • Organisations must be able to demonstrate a link with the borough, either through the direct provision of services or other means, which benefit the people of the borough thereby enhancing the quality of life for the local community.
  • Organisations which wish to have a dedicated webpage on Broxtowe Lotto’s site must be promoting projects or services which are of benefit to the local community.
  • Organisations that promote political, racial, religious, sexual or social intolerance will not be considered for participation as their services will not be of positive benefit to all within the local community.

Leader of Broxtowe Borough Council, Councillor Richard Jackson said: “As pressures on budgets continue to increase, we need to support our local charitable and voluntary groups to become more self-sufficient. The ethos of the Broxtowe Lotto is all about community – the community raising money to invest back in to our Borough. Anyone in the world can play, which will help local causes raise their profile and gain new supporters.”

There are two parts to the Broxtowe Lotto. Good causes in Broxtowe Borough will be able to set up their own lottery page and will receive 50p in every £1.00 spent by players using this method. A further 10p in every pound will go into a general good causes fund, with the remainder being put towards prizes, operating costs and VAT.

Players who do not wish to support a specific cause can still take part, with 60p of their ticket price going into the general good causes fund, which will be distributed by the Council.

The Broxtowe Lotto was agreed by Broxtowe Borough Council’s Finance and Resources Committee earlier this year.

Commercial Manager
tel: 0115 917 3316