Small Society Lotteries
Application Form for Registration of Non-Commercial
Society under Schedule 11 of the Gambling Act 2005
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1. Society lotteries are lotteries promoted for the
benefit of a non-commercial society. A society can
be considered non-commercial if it is established
and conducted for:
The purpose of enabling participation in, or
of supporting, sport, athletics or a cultural
Any other non-commercial purpose other than
that of private gain.
2. A lottery is defined as small under the Act if
ticket sales are no more than £20,000 and where
the society’s aggregate proceeds do not exceed
£250,000 a year.
3. If you are completing this application form by
hand please write legibly in BLOCK CAPITALS and
write in BLACK INK.
4. In order to accept an application for society lottery
registration the Licensing Team must be satisfied
that your society is a properly constituted society
that is raising monies for charitable / benevolent
purposes. With this in mind if you have to hand a
copy of the terms and conditions of the society’s
constitution (including details on how you intend
to decide on the dispersal of funds and publicise
the said dispersal) you asked to include the same
with your application for registration.
5. The Licensing Authority will notify you of any error
or omission in the application for registration. If
you fail to rectify any error the Licensing Authority
may refuse your application.
6. The completed application must be returned to:
The Licensing Team, East Lindsey District Council,
Tedder Hall, Manby Park, LOUTH, Lincs, LN11 8UP.
7. Please ensure that you complete the appointment
of counter signatories form attached to the rear of
this application form.
8. The application fee of £40.00 must be paid with
this application. Cheques and postal orders should
be made payable to East Lindsey District Council.
Please note that we no longer accept cash for the
payment of licence application fees.
The Licensing Team is able to provide facilities
for licence payments by credit or debit cards.
Further information is available by contacting the
Licensing Team direct.
9. Conditions of application:
Your society must be non-commercial.
At least 20% of the lottery proceeds must be
applied to the purposes of the society.
No single prize may be worth more £25,000.
Every ticket in the lottery must cost the same
and must be paid for before entry into the
draw is allowed.
After each lottery a society must submit a
‘return’ to the Council no later than three
months after the draw took place.
10. The society must appoint adult members of the
society to certify the lottery returns, which must
be submitted to the Licensing Authority. See page
6 of this form.
11. You must be registered with the local Authority in
the area where the principal office of the society is
Please read the following instructions
and any guidance leaﬂet enclosed before
completing this application form.
(Form last revised March 2018)