Rugby Lotto

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Raise funds for your charity or community group with Rugby Lotto

Rugby Borough Council (RBC) has partnered with lottery organisers Gatherwell to run the Rugby Lotto, which redistributes half of its ticket sales to local community groups.

The Rugby Lotto is an opportunity for local charities and community groups to raise funds. Players have the chance to win prizes of up to £25,000 from a £1 ticket every week. Each ticket has a 1 in 50 chance of winning a prize, which is a much better chance than with the National or Health lotteries.

The good causes retain 50 per cent of the price of all ticket sales they generate, with a further 10 per cent going into a Rugby Community good causes fund. Of the remainder, 20 per cent of income from ticket sales goes toward player prizes, 17 per cent goes to the lottery operator to administer the scheme and 3 per cent is VAT.

How does it work for good causes?

Sign up and get your own Local Lotto page

No set up costs or admin fees - just fill in our simple online form and once we've checked everything over, we'll set you up with your very own lottery page.

Send supporters to your page
Shout out to your supporters, get them to buy tickets from your page. Remember they could win up to £25,000!

Keep 50% of all ticket sales from your page
You keep 50% of every ticket sold.
Your funds are sent direct to your account every month.
No administration, no fees just a great way to raise money for your cause.

View the Good Causes launch event presentation 






Eligibility Criteria

We want to enable as many local not-for-profit organisations as possible to join the good causes Rugby Lotto, established by Rugby Borough Council. The good news is that there is no joining fee – but we do need to be satisfied that your organisation meets the following requirements.

Who can apply to be a good cause with Rugby Lotto?

  • Community/voluntary organisations
  • Arts groups who engage communities in creative activities
  • Sports organisations (officially recognised by Sport England or by a national disability sports organisation)
  • Parish councils (within the borough of Rugby)
  • Not-for-profit organisations
  • Charitable organisations
  • Faith organisations
  • Parent / Friend Associations of schools and academies may apply where properly constituted independently from the school.

Who cannot apply to be a good cause with Rugby Lotto?

  • Schools and academies
  • Statutory or profit-making organisations (with the exception of parish councils within the borough of Rugby)
  • Political organisations
  • Individuals

To be eligible to apply to be a good cause you must:

  • Agree to spend proceeds from the Rugby Lotto on activities or services that benefit the residents of Rugby
  • Not use funds raised via the lottery to promote or provide political or religious activities
  • Have established governance arrangements, set out in a formal/signed constitution; or standing orders; or a Memorandum of Association
  • Have a bank account in the organisation’s name
  • Have ongoing adequate insurance cover for the activities of the organisation, including a minimum of £5m of public and products liability insurance
  • Adhere to equalities principles with a policy or statement in place
  • Have a safeguarding policy and procedures for children, young people and/or vulnerable adults
  • Have a Health and Safety Policy
  • Provide proof of data protection registration, where appropriate
  • Comply with the Data Protection (Charges and Information) Regulations 2018
  • Inform Rugby Borough Council immediately if the organisation/group intends to disband, changes its aims, legal status or any issue(s) that may affect its eligibility for the scheme

The council reserves the right to:

  • Reject any application to apply as a good cause for any reason.
  • Carry out any checks to ensure that the required governance, policies and insurances are in place at application stage and at any time whilst the organisation is registered as a good cause
  • Not accept, or cease to license, any organisation with a minimum of 7 days’ notice for any reason. However, if fraudulent or illegal activity is suspected cessation will be immediate.