Havant Borough Community Lottery raises an additional £14k for good causes

Wednesday, 4 January, 2023

The Havant Borough Community Lottery has allocated an additional £14,546 to local good causes through money raised in its community fund.

There are currently 106 organisations and charities across the borough that have joined the lottery, which provides them with vital income to support community projects and initiatives.

Since the launch in 2018 more than £198,000 has been distributed to good causes in the borough that have signed up to support the lottery.

The community fund receives 10% of every ticket sold, through which local groups can apply for small grants up to £2k to support their projects and activities.   

A panel of Havant Borough Councillors and community members assess each application and decide which good cause is awarded funds.

Ten good causes applied and were awarded the following:

  • Hayling Island Community Centre, for their warm hub = £2,000
  • Trosnant School, for a climbing frame = £2,000
  • Langstone Pilot Gig Rowing Club, for training, travel, equipment and maintenance = £2,000
  • Off The Record, for youth counselling = £1,950
  • Hampshire Home Start, for their warm space = £1,941
  • WAVE, Hayling, for their warm hub = £1,941
  • Foodbank PO9, for food, heaters and craft materials = £1,200
  • Final Straw Foundation, for their warm spaces across several sites = £800
  • ​PAWARA (Purbrook and Widley Area Resident Association), for tools and equipment = £414
  • Havant Borough Tree Wardens, for fruit trees = £300

Councillor Gwen Robinson, Cabinet Lead for Affordable Housing, Communities and CIL at Havant Borough Council said: “The voluntary and community sector in this borough are outstanding, they assisted so many residents through the pandemic, and continue to support them now through the rises in the cost of living. 

“By awarding them this financial support it will enable them to continue the valuable work they do in our communities and with our most vulnerable residents. We can help meet this need through the distribution of the community fund amongst some of the good causes who are signed up to the lottery.” 

Chosen charities or groups registered with the lottery receive 50% of every ticket sold, players can choose which group or project they wish to support, from a range of local schools, scouts and guides, music and art groups, sports and activity clubs, youth organisations, support services and many, many more.

An additional 10% goes to the community fund which is administered by Havant Borough Council and distributed twice a year to multiple good causes. 

Lottery tickets can be bought online for just £1, with a chance to win a top prize of £25,000. 

For more information about the Havant Lottery please visit www.havantlottery.co.uk.