Good causes needed for community lottery

2:55pm - 11 May 2022

Local good causes looking to raise funds are urged to sign up for a new community lottery launching next week.

Tickets go on sale from Tuesday (17 May) for the new North Somerset Community Lottery, launched by Voluntary Action North Somerset with support from us.

The community lottery gives players the chance to win a top cash prize while also helping raise money for local good causes.

VANS is still looking for charities, voluntary and not-for-profit organisations and other good causes across North Somerset to register.

Groups which set up their own page within the lottery scheme will receive 50p in every pound spent by players, compared with just 28p in the pound in the National Lottery.

A further 10p in every pound then goes into a general good causes fund, with the remainder being put towards prizes, operating costs and VAT.

The first weekly draw will take place on Saturday 18 June with a jackpot of £25,000 for a matching sequence of six numbers.

Other prizes of £2,000, £250 and £25 will also be given out.

If you’re part of a suitable organisation and are interested in finding out more, visit the website for details.