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Calling all good causes

Published on Tuesday, 20th February 2018

The Council is inviting local charities and other not-for-profit organisations to register as good causes with the Borough’s new lottery.

Voluntary organisations and community groups of all kinds are being encouraged to take advantage of this new income stream, for which they will have no associated costs and no application fees.

For those interested in finding out more, there’s a presentation and information on hand at the Town Hall on Thursday 1 March at 6pm. Please book your place at

https://nb-lottery-launch-event.eventbrite.co.uk

Dennis Harvey, Leader of the Council said:

“The Borough Lottery has been set up by the Council specifically to help local organisations raise money for good causes – we are providing these groups with a wonderful fundraising mechanism, with relatively little input required from the groups themselves.

“We have entered into a partnership with Gatherwell Ltd, who will administer our lottery on a day-to-day basis. Gatherwell has a fantastic range of publicity resources available for use by good causes, making it easy for beneficiaries to promote ticket sales and generate income.

”I would encourage any local charity or voluntary group meeting the criteria to consider registering as one of our good causes – it is really easy to do, so please get in touch.”

To qualify as a good cause for the Borough Lottery, organisations must satisfy certain requirements – for instance, they must provide community activities within Nuneaton and Bedworth which are of benefit to residents, have a formal set of rules and have no undue restrictions on membership. Good causes must be either a registered charity with a board of trustees, a constituted group with a volunteer management committee or a registered Community Interest Company. There are some restrictions on the types of organisation permitted to apply – for example, profit-making groups or those promoting political or religious beliefs don’t qualify as good causes.

Tickets for the new Lottery go on sale at midnight on Wednesday 28 March and the first draw takes place on Saturday 28 April.