Since it was set up in May 2018, the Eastbourne Local Lottery has helped raised over £100,000 for local good causes.
If you would like to support the lottery or are a good cause and would like to sign up visit the Eastbourne Local Lottery website.
When buying a £1 ticket, players can choose which good cause they want to support and 50p of the £1 goes to their chosen cause. For every ticket bought, 10p of the £1 also automatically goes into the “Eastbourne Local Lottery Community Fund”. The remaining 40p of each £1 ticket is split between administration of the lottery 20p and prize money 20p. So every £1 spent on a local lottery ticket is split between:
How the ticket money is split up
|Money || |
| 50p || Chosen good cause |
| 10p || Eastbourne Community Fund, distributed annually by Eastbourne Borough Council |
| 20p || Eastbourne lottery administration by Gatherwell Ltd |
| 20p ||Prize money |
When buying a lottery ticket, players may select the Eastbourne Local Lottery Community Fund as their chosen good cause so that means 60p of their £1 will go into that fund (50p as the chosen cause and 10p contribution from every ticket as outlined above).
The Eastbourne Community Fund is accrued annually from when tickets first went on sale, from 17 May to 16 May the following year and it is administered by Eastbourne Borough Council. In 2019 the council decided that this community fund would be split between the good causes already signed up to Eastbourne Local Lottery, with the causes selling over 5 weekly tickets getting a small grant payment and causes who sold over 30 weekly tickets receiving a higher amount.
In its first year 2018/19, £17,285 was raised in the Eastbourne Community Fund which was distributed to 61 local good causes.
In its second year 2019/20 £20,475 was raised in the Eastbourne Community Fund which was distributed to 67 local good causes.
The good causes who sold over 30 weekly tickets in 2019/20 are:
- Friends of the Devonshire Park Theatre
- Eastbourne Foodbank
- East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service
- Embrace - East Sussex
- The JPK Sussex Project
- Friends of Eastbourne Hospital
- Age Concern Eastbourne
- Memory Lane Eastbourne
- Warming Up The Homeless
- You Raise Me Up
- Muma Nurture
- BourneOut LGBT
Eastbourne Guiding (formerly the Girl Guides) is one of the charities that received a small grant this year: “Thank you so much for our share of the Local Lottery money, we have recently adopted a beach through Plastic Free Eastbourne so our share of the pot will be used to purchase a beach cleaning kit for all our young members to use to help keep Eastbourne the wonderful place it is! Many thanks and kind regards” Jane McMahon, Eastbourne Guiding Division Co Commissioner
In 2020/21, during its third year, The Eastbourne Local Lottery Community Fund has raised a further pot. This will be distributed later in 2021 to the charities signed up to the Eastbourne Local Lottery on the same terms and conditions as the two previous years, based on their number of weekly tickets sold.
For any further information on the Eastbourne Local Lottery or the Eastbourne Local Lottery Community Fund, please contact CustomerFirst@lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk