Public charities small lotteries

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.

How to apply for a licence

Read carefully through the following documents and then use the application form to apply.


  • Small lottery (new) £40
  • Small lottery (renewal) £20

Pay for a small lotteries licence

Regulation summary 

A summary of the regulation relating to this licence

GDPR and Privacy Statements

The full Privacy Statement for Charitable Collections and Societies Lotteries can be viewed here