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Eastbourne Local Lottery

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To play the Eastbourne Local Lottery or to sign up as a good cause to benefit, visit the lottery website: 

Eastbourne Local Lottery is a new online lottery to support local good causes.

Tickets for the first Eastbourne Local Lottery will be on sale online from 17 May 2018 with the first draw to be made on 16 June 2018 with the chance to win a weekly jackpot of £25,000 for a matching sequence of six numbers. There will be other prizes of £2,000, £250, £25 or three free tickets. Good causes can sign up now on the Eastbourne Local Lottery website

You can find out more about the Eastbourne Local Lottery by downloading the presentation slides from the Good Causes launch event which was held on Thursday 19 April 2018:

Tickets will cost £1 with 60p going towards local good causes, compared to just 28p in the pound for the National Lottery. Eastbourne is among the first few local authorities to launch its own online lottery.

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

To become part of the Eastbourne Local Lottery, an organisation or ‘good cause’ must:

  • Provide a community service within Eastbourne Borough Council’s geographic area, which is of benefit to Eastbourne residents
  • Have a formal constitution or set of rules
  • Have a bank account with at least two unrelated signatories
  • Operate with no undue restrictions on accessing the services provided
  • Commit to actively promoting the Eastbourne Local Lottery
  • Provide the council with the necessary documentation requested

It must also be: 

  • A constituted group with a volunteer management committee that meets at least three times a year, or
  • A registered charity; or
  • Community Interest Group 

Eastbourne Local Lottery can not accept organisations that:

  • Promote a particular religious or political belief 
  • Aim to distribute a profit
  • Have no established management committee or board of trustees, unless it is a Community Interest Group

The council reserves the right to admit any organisation on whatever grounds it thinks fit and to end an organisation’s participation in the lottery for any reason it sees fit.

Local good causes can sign up now for the lottery at the Eastbourne Local Lottery website. Tickets go on sale from 17 May 2018

Proceeds generated from the Community Fund go into a general good cause fund, which will be given out annually in small grants, providing vital support for local organisations and community initiatives that have a beneficial impact on the local community.

The first round of grants will be given out when the lottery has been running for a year, to allow time to save up the funds.

Organisations who have signed up to the lottery will be able to apply to Eastbourne Borough Council for an Eastbourne Lottery Community Fund grant after January 2019.

Although the Council oversees the lottery, it does not benefit financially as all benefits go to local good causes.