Small society lotteries
Small society lotteries are lotteries promoted for the benefit of a non-commercial society. A society is non-profitable if it is run for charitable purposes. It allows the society to take part in or support sport, athletics, cultural activities and any other non-commercial purpose, as long as it's not for private/personal gain.
The licence covers tickets sales for a single lottery of up to £20,000 with yearly sales of up to £250,000. Anything above this would need to be licensed by the Gambling Commission.
Apply for a licence
You can apply using our online form.
Other ways of applying
To apply by post you'll need to download the below documents and send it to our licensing partnership team:
PO Box 182
The lottery returns form must be completed and returned to us within three months of the draw taking place.
Renew my licence
Licences are issued for one year and are renewed yearly. You won't need to fill in a renewal application form. We will invoice you shortly before the licence expires. The fee for renewing the licence is £20. Your licence will be renewed automatically following payment.
The fee for the licence is £40. Cheques should be made payable to Sevenoaks District Council.