Groups urged to apply to become lottery good causes

Wyre Forest Community Lottery logoThis presentation explains how local organisations and charities in the district can now apply to become an official good cause of the Wyre Foreest Community Lottery.

We are working with established lottery operators Gatherwell and in the video Gatherwell's Ben Speare explains more about how the lottery will work and the application process.

The first draw will take place at the end of November and tickets will cost £1 with 60p going towards local good causes, compared with just 28p in the pound for the National Lottery.

The draw will be weekly with a jackpot of £25,000 for a matching sequence of six numbers, other prizes being £2,000, £250, £25 or three free tickets.

Players will be able to choose whether to support a specific local charity – which has been vetted to make sure it meets necessary criteria - or support a general good causes fund, which will then be distributed by the council.

Local good causes can now apply to become a good cause and if they meet the necessary criteria will be able to set up their own page within a new Wyre Forest Community Lottery website and will receive 50p in every pound spent by players who select them. Another 10p in every pound will go into a general good causes fund, with the remainder being put towards prizes, operating costs and VAT. Wyre Forest District Council will not receive any money from the scheme.

Players who do not wish to support a specific cause can still take part in the lottery with 60p of their ticket price going into a central good causes fund, which will be distributed by the council.

More information can be found on the Wyre Forest Community Lottery website.

This includes information for good causes, details of how to apply online and frequently asked questions.

If you have a specific question, you can email directly to the community lottery support team or call 01562 322021.