Lottery registration

The Gambling Act 2005 controls the conduct of small lotteries, raffles etc by non-commercial societies raising money for charitable, sports, or other similar purposes, otherwise than for personal gain.

The society on whose behalf the lottery is promoted must first be registered with the Council if their Head Office is within the Borough of Tamworth.

The fee is £40 and registrations run for an unlimited period, unless the registration is formally cancelled or the annual maintenance fee of £20, due on the anniversary of the registration, is not paid. Evidence of the society's charitable status will be required as part of the registration process.

The Gambling Act 2005 requires the society to make a return to Tamworth Borough Council following every lottery held, detailing the amount raised and how the proceeds were disposed of.

Some types of lottery do not require registration with Tamworth Borough Council, refer to the Gambling commission information leaflet, "Running a Lottery".

Send your application to: Licensing, Tamworth Borough Council, Marmion House, Lichfield Street, Tamworth, B79 7BZ
Tel: 01827 709 445. Email: publicprotection@tamworth.gov.uk