Havant Borough Council's own online Community Lottery helps to raise funds for local charities and community groups.
Tickets cost £1 with 60p going towards local good causes, compared to just 28p in the pound for the National Lottery. The weekly draw has a jackpot of £25,000 for a matching sequence of six numbers, with other prizes including £2,000, £250, £25 or three free tickets.
Charities and community groups can benefit from the Havant Community Lottery in two ways. Groups from across the borough are able to register as one of our Community Lottery Good Causes. Good Causes will be provided with their own lottery page, and will receive 50p in every pound spent by players choosing to support them.
Secondly, a further 10p in every pound will go into the Havant Borough Community Fund, through which local groups can apply for small grants to support their work. The Havant Borough Community Fund is one of the good causes supported by the Havant Borough Lottery, it provides a generic option for players who do not have a allegiance to a specific good cause, to select when they buy their ticket.
Good causes who are active participants in the Havant Borough Lottery are eligible to bid for additional funding from the Havant Borough Community Fund. Funding is awarded by an independent panel (made up of council and community representatives) who meet periodically to consider applications. The Havant Borough Community Fund is administered by the Council.
The remainder of the ticket price goes towards prizes, operating costs and VAT. Havant Borough Council does not take any money from the sale of the Lottery tickets.
Charities and Community Groups who are interested in registering to become a Good Cause can find more information by visiting the Havant Community Lottery's website.