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 and our Gambling Policy. before make an application.

To maintain registration you will need to pay an annual fee of £20.

Apply online

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

Submit your returns online


Licensing Partnership
P.O. Box 182
TN13 1GP

Call: 01732 227004