We want to enable as many organisations as possible to join the lottery as a good cause. As you will be joining under our overall gambling licence (Gambling Act 2005) we have to ensure that organisations meet certain criteria. There is no application fee.

Your organisation must:

  • Operate in North Devon

And be either:

  • A registered charity, with a board of trustees;
  • A constituted group with a volunteer management committee with a minimum of three unrelated members that meets on a regular basis (at least three times per year) or;
  • A registered Community Interest Company (CIC) or Charitable Incorporated organisation (CIO)

They should

  • Provide services or activities that directly benefit people within the North Devon area;
  • Be independently established for charitable, benevolent or philanthropic purposes;
  • Have a constitution or set of rules setting out its aims and objective;
  • Operate a bank or building society account in its own name requiring at least two unrelated signatories;
  • Place no undue restrictions on membership.

You will be asked to commit to using the marketing materials provided and other means of communication to achieve at least 20 ticket sales within four weeks of being provided a page on the site.

We will not permit applications from any organisations that:

  • Do not provide services within the boundaries of the North Devon Council area;
  • Have no established management committee / board of trustees (unless a CIC/CIO);
  • Aim to make and distribute a profit;
  • Promote particular political or religious beliefs;
  • Only benefit an individual;
  • Submit an incomplete application

North Devon Council reserves the right to reject any application for any reason without offering an appeals process.

North Devon Council will reserve its rights to not accept or cease to license any organisation with a minimum of 7 days' notice for any reason. If fraudulent or illegal activity is suspected cessation will be immediate.

Once approved on the platform, you will receive:

  • Your own webpage on the North Devon Community Lottery website - with no set-up fees. You can edit your logo and description
  • You will get 50p from every paid ticket supporting your cause that is entered into a weekly draw
  • Monthly payment of the money you’ve raised through North Devon Community Lottery - with no banking fees
  • An online dashboard to track the performance of your lottery page
  • A lottery helpline to help your players with any queries they may have
  • Professionally prepared, seasonal marketing materials provided digitally in a range of formats