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Public Charities Small Lotteries

Small Lottery (New)                                        £ 40.00

Small Lottery (Renewal)                                £ 20.00

 

To download our current forms, please click on the links below:

 

Guidance Notes for registration of non commercial society

Application Form for registration of non commercial society

Return by Promoter relating to a Lottery held under The Gambling Act 2005

 

To view a public register of Small Lottery registrations, please visit http://www.licensing.bedford.gov.uk/. This on-line register may not include all items that are available to the public for inspection and, therefore, further enquiries may be necessary of the Authority.

 

If you would like to make an on-line payment, please use the link in the listing on the left hand side of this page.

 

If you would like to receive an application form by post, please use the link below which will generate a request with your requirements.

Request Form

 

Licence Summary

 

Small Societies (non commercial organisations) who operate Lotteries must be registered with the local Council (as the Licensing Authority).  The total value of the tickets for each lottery must be no greater than £20,000 and in a full calendar year this value for all lottery tickets must be no more than £250,000. 

Other lotteries may be unlawful or require licensing by the Gambling Commission.

Eligibility Criteria

 

A society is a non-commercial organisation and established and conducted:

For charitable purposes;

For the purpose of enabling participation in, or of supporting, sport, athletics or a cultural activity; and

For any other commercial purpose other than that of private gain.

The proceeds of the lottery must be devoted to one or other of the above aims.

Regulation Summary

A summary of the regulation relating to this licence

Application Evaluation Process

 

The application form for registration of a small society is prescribed by law.  New applicants will need to present a copy of their ‘constitution’ and a declaration that they represent a bona-fide non-commercial society.  Each application form must be accompanied by the required fee.

Applications may not be granted if:

The applicant has had an operating licence revoked or refused by the Gambling Commission within the previous five ears.

The society cannot be deemed non-commercial

A person connected with the promotion of the lottery has been convicted of a relevant offence.

Information provided by the applicant is found to be false or misleading.

Will Tacit Consent Apply?

 

No. It is in the public interest that the authority must process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from the local authority within a reasonable period, please contact it. You can do this online if you applied through the UK Welcomes service or use the contact details below.  The target completion period for processing these applications is 10 working days.

Apply online (You will need Version 9 (or higher) of Adobe Reader)

 

THIS FACILITY WILL BE AVAILABLE SHORTLY

You can download application forms using the links on this page. Once signed, you can also return them electronically.  On-line payment of the required fee is available using the links on the left hand side of this web page.

Failed Application Redress

 

Please contact the Local Authority in the first instance.

Any applicant who is refused a licence can appeal to their local Magistrates' court

Licence Holder Redress

Please contact the Local Authority in the first instance.

Consumer Complaint

 

We would always advise that in the event of a complaint you should contact the Licensing Authority or if you are located in the UK, Consumer Direct will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre

Other Redress

None

Trade Associations

None