Lottery raises over £9,000 for local projects

Wednesday, 26 May, 2021

Good causes are the latest to win big on Havant Borough Council’s Community Lottery after seven local projects received thousands of pounds raised by the scheme. 

More than £9,000 was raised through the sale of tickets for the council’s weekly online lottery draw. 

The money will help groups fund community projects and activities and to purchase equipment supporting local residents.  

This funding is available twice a year to good causes that have registered with the Havant Community Lottery.  

Community groups and charities are invited to make an application for funding, which are then reviewed by a panel of community representatives to determine which projects are funded.  

Funds are raised through ticket sales. Tickets cost £1 each, with 60p from every sale going to the community. 

Cllr Gwen Robinson, Havant Borough Council’s Cabinet Lead for Housing, Communities and CIL, said: “Your invaluable support of the Havant Community Lottery ensures that community groups are provided with funds to assist and enhance the good work they do for the community. 

“There are some great prizes on offer for the lucky winners but, more importantly, it is a great way to give money to the community. You can even specify which of the registered causes will receive most of your ticket price. 

“The lottery is proving to be a real success and it is very satisfying to be able to pass another £9,000 direct to the community. 

“If you are involved in a local club or charity don’t miss out on the chance to get much needed funds – make sure you register to the lottery through our website.” 

The Havant Community Lottery draw takes place weekly, offering cash prizes of up to £25,000.  

Local community groups can apply to receive funding from the lottery through the website. 

The successful applicants include: 

  • Verity’s Gift - £1,500 towards counselling primary aged school children in Emsworth
  • Home Start Hampshire (Havant) - £1,484.32 towards a weekly support group for families in the Havant area
  • Canine Partners - £1,500 towards aftercare for Havant Borough residents (video tutorials, helping clients with emergency fostering or transportation to the vet and a 24 hour helpline)
  • Bedhampton Bowling Club - £1,126.80 towards a new commercial dishwasher – supporting club members and visiting teams
  • Springwood Community Centre - £1,158 towards a new commercial dishwasher – to be used by hall hirers and the Friday Lunch Club
  • Havant and Waterlooville Swimming Club - £1,500 to support swimming championships for children and adults
  • Emsworth Community Association - £1,500 towards building adjustments to re-home Emsworth Library