What is it?
As part of our role supporting the voluntary and community sector, Lewisham Local is considering introducing a Community Lottery. We want to ask local voluntary and community organisations, partners and local residents for their views on the scheme. Proceeds from the Lottery will directly benefit local charities and constituted community groups in Lewisham. Organisations will be free to spend the funds as they wish and they won’t be reserved for specific projects like other grant funding.
Over 100 local areas across the UK have a current community lottery and are actively raising money for local good causes.
How does it work?
Tickets will be purchased for £1. Players will be able to nominate good causes who they wish to support when purchasing a ticket. For every ticket purchased:
- 60p from this pound will go to Lewisham good causes.
- 40p goes to the cause the ticket purchaser chooses
- 20p goes to a central community grants pot managed by Lewisham Local.
- 20p goes to prize money
- 20p goes to managing the lottery
All players get a chance to win prizes of up to £25,000 for just £1 per week. Every ticket purchased has a 1 in 50 chance of winning a prize and winners will be given the option to reinvest their winnings to their nominated charity or community group. Tickets will be available to purchase online for a weekly draw so as to alleviate the potential for gambling addiction through instant gratification.
Lewisham Local will promote the lottery to the general public and support groups to promote and advertise their participation in the lottery.
Tell us what you think
We would like to know if there is interest and support for a Community Lottery and would be grateful if you could complete this 5 min survey.