Small society lotteries

The small society lotteries (Registration of Non-Commercial Societies) Regulations 2007 were laid on 8 August 2007 and will come into force on 1 September 2007 and will replace the Lotteries and Amusements Act 1976.

After 1 September 2007 all new applications for a lottery licence will have to pay an initial fee of £40 and £20 upon renewal.

If you hold an existing lotteries licence that expires on 31 December 2007 you will have to pay £20 for an application for a new small society lottery and £20 each year upon renewal.

These regulations deal with the procedure under which non-commercial societies wishing to run small fundraising lotteries must register with their local authority.

A small society lottery is one with proceeds of up to £20,000 (of which 20% must go to purposes for which the society is conducted), a maximum single prize of £25,000, and where the aggregate total of the lotteries promoted by the society in a year do not exceed £250,000. Regulations prescribe the application form and fees, and when the first annual fee must be paid.

Need further help or information?

Contact the team directly on 01773 841604 or email licensing@ambervalley.gov.uk