North Devon Council launches Community Lottery to support local good causes

In what we believe is likely to be a growing trend among local authorities, North Devon Council has launched a new fundraising initiative which will support local good causes.

The North Devon Community Lottery is a chance for residents and visitors alike to support local charities and good causes, while also getting the chance to win cash prizes.

North Devon Council has appointed Manchester-based lottery management company Gatherwell to run the scheme, with the company having already launched similar lotteries for councils elsewhere, including in North Somerset and Teignbridge.

People can purchase tickets online, and support the good cause of their choice. Tickets cost £1 a week. The draw will be weekly with a jackpot of £25,000, other prizes being £2,000, £250 and £25.

To celebrate the launch of North Devon’s Community Lottery, anyone with a ticket in the first draw will automatically be in with a chance of winning a THREE-course meal for TWO at the Park Hotel, Barnstaple. The special first-draw bonus prize winner will be announced on the first draw.

Good causes are invited to register to raise funds with North Devon Community Lottery, with 50% from every ticket sold going directly to the local causes chosen by the lottery players.

A further 10% from every ticket will go into a central fund that will be distributed to fund schemes in North Devon that directly benefit the public, with the remaining 40% being put towards the prizes, and operating costs.

Good causes nominated so far include:

o Calvert Exmoor.
o Family Compass.
o Age Concern North Devon, and
o Plastic Free North Devon.

Regular updates on the progress of the North Devon Community Lottery will be posted on the North Devon Council website and Facebook page.

Further information, including Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) is available on the North Devon Council website.

To buy a ticket, click on the ‘Play’ tab at the top of the page.