Local causes being encouraged to sign up for new Bournemouth lottery scheme

Posted on Thursday 6th December 2018
Local charities and voluntary organisations in Bournemouth are being encouraged to sign up to an exciting new scheme, BH Coastal Lottery, which aims to encourage local people to support good causes in the community.

The BH Coastal Lottery is a new weekly lottery that raises money for local charities, voluntary organisations and other good causes in Bournemouth, benefitting the town and its residents.

BH Coastal lottery would like to hear from local charities and voluntary organisations who are interested in joining the scheme. They should:

· Provide community activities or services which benefit Bournemouth residents

· Have a constitution or set of rules

· Have a bank account

· Operate with no undue restrictions on membership.

BH Coastal Lottery will help your good cause to raise funds in a fun and effective way. Joining is easy and free, and you can set up your own lottery page which will give you 50% of all ticket sales made. A further 10p in every pound will go into a general good causes fund, with the remainder being put towards prizes, operating costs and VAT.

Councillor Cllr Jane Kelly, Cabinet Member for Regeneration said: “We are really excited about the BH Coastal Lottery and how it will benefit local causes. We are initiating the lottery as we recognise that as pressures on budgets continue to increase, we need to support our local charitable and voluntary groups. All good causes supported by the lottery will benefit Bournemouth and its residents. This is also a good opportunity for our local causes to raise their profile, attracting new supporters.”

Tickets for the lottery will be available to buy online from 29 January 2019. All supporters will get the chance to win prizes of up to £25,000 for just £1 per week. Every ticket has a 1 in 50 chance of winning a prize, giving supporters better odds on winning than the National Lottery and the Health Lottery!

If you are a voluntary organisation or charity benefitting Bournemouth residents and are interested in signing up, please contact: bhcoastallottery@bournemouth.gov.uk