Eastbourne Local Lottery tickets first went on sale on 17th May 2018 and each year we accrue money through ticket sales into the “Eastbourne Lottery Community Fund”. This fund comes from people buying lottery tickets opting to support the Community Fund rather than a specific good cause/ charity.
Charities signed up to the Eastbourne Local Lottery will benefit from this fund. The council will distribute the fund annually based on the number of ticket sales a charity has made during the year running from May to May, with those charities that have sold the most tickets receiving a higher award from the fund.
The council contacts charities directly with award details, charities do not have to make an application for this funding. All monies raised will benefit good causes, the council does not benefit financially from the lottery.
Eastbourne Borough Council also has a separate small grants fund.