Licences and permits directory - Small society lotteries

Small society lotteries are lotteries promoted for the benefit of a non-commercial society.

A society is non-commercial if it is established and conducted for charitable purposes, it enables participation in or supporting of sport, athletics and cultural activities and for any other non-commercial purpose other than that of private gain.

The total value of tickets for sale for a single lottery cannot exceed £20,000. The annual value of tickets for all lotteries per year must not exceed £250,000.

If you plan to exceed either of these values, you must be licensed with the Gambling Commission.

Making an application

A registration fee of £40 is required with your application.  Please read our guidance notes before you make an application.

To maintain registration you will need to pay an annual fee of £20 and we will send you an annual invoice.

Apply online

A return must be completed within 3 months of the draw taking place.

Submit your returns online

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