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High Peak Community Lottery set to launch

Published on 13 June 2023

Good causes across the High Peak are set to benefit from the Community Lottery - an exciting new fundraising initiative being launched by the Borough Council.

Leading lottery management company, Gatherwell, has been appointed by the Council to run the scheme having already launched similar lotteries in other parts of the country.

When the lottery launches in July, people will be able to buy tickets online and choose the good cause they want support through their purchase. Tickets will cost £1 per week. There will be a weekly prize draw with a jackpot of £25,000 and prizes of £2,000, £250 and £25.

Councillor Anthony Mckeown, Leader of the Council, said: "Local groups and organisations are the backbone of our communities and at the heart of delivering arts and cultural activities, sport and leisure opportunities and facilities, supporting people of all ages, and providing volunteering opportunities.

"We at the Council want to see these groups, and new ones, develop and thrive which is why we're launching this community lottery. It will support these organisations in raising the funds they need to continue the invaluable role they play in our civic, community and social lives.

"It's open to any eligible, not-for-profit group or organisation in the High Peak and a launch event will take place at the end of June where we'll be explaining how it works and how they can get involved."

Groups and organisations, such as sports clubs, arts groups, schools and PTAs and social enterprises, will soon be invited to register to raise funds via the High Peak Community Lottery and keep 50% of the money raised from each ticket they sell.

A further 10% from each ticket will go to a central fund that will be used to support more good causes with the remainder being put towards prizes and operating costs.

More information about the good causes the lottery will benefit - and how you can support them via ticket sales - will be released later this month.