Manchester City Council

Small society lottery

  1. Summary

    A small society lottery is promoted on behalf of a non-commercial society for:
    a) for charitable purposes;
    b) for the purpose of enabling participating or supporting sport, athletics or  cultural activity;
    c) for any other non-commercial purpose other than private gain.

    The total value of tickets for sale in a single lottery cannot exceed £20,000 and the aggregate value of tickets on sale in a calendar year cannot exceed £250,000.  Anything above would be a large society lottery and a licence is required from the Gambling Commission.

    Every society registered with us must submit a returns form following each draw.

  2. Fees


  3. Application, guidance notes or terms and condition

    Small society lottery

  4. Processing and timescales

    10 working days

  5. Legislation

    The society must be registered with the local authority where they are based.

    A statement of return must be submitted within three months of the draw taking place.

  6. Validity and renewals

    We will send invoice for the annual fee of £20 to the correspondence address we hold.

  7. Complaints

    Please contact Premise Licensing in the first instance.

  8. Email

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