It could be you! Charities urged to join Breckland lottery scheme

Picture: Breckland Council.
Picture: Breckland Council.
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Charities are being urged to sign up now in order to benefit from a new district lottery scheme which is being set up in Breckland.

District council chiefs have announced the game will be known as Our Breckland Lottery, after the idea of establishing a local scheme was backed last summer.

The authority says half of the proceeds of ticket sales will go to good causes, with a further 10 per cent going to a general fund which it will then distribute cash from as grants.

And officials are encouraging community groups to attend a registration event later this month in order to benefit from the scheme.

Paul Claussen, Breckland Council executive member for place, said: “I’d urge any local organisations looking to raise funds to check their eligibility and come along to our registration event.

“Our Breckland Lottery is a simple and innovative way for local not-for-profit groups to get much-needed support while promoting the good work they’re doing.

“It’s a particularly exciting opportunity for organisations that may not otherwise have the capacity to fundraise on their own.”

Tickets, which will be available for purchase online, will cost £1 with 50 pence from each ticket going to good causes.

Players will be able to choose which good cause they wish to support when they buy a ticket.

A fifth of the income generated from ticket sales will go into the lottery’s prize fund, with a top prize of £25,000 being offered. A further 20 per cent will go towards running costs and VAT.

A registration event will take place at the district council’s headquarters in Dereham on Wednesday, January 24, between 4 and 6pm.

Any organisations interested in attending should register by next Friday, January 19, by emailing ourbrecklandlottery with the name of their group and the individuals who will be attending the session.

Groups can also check their eligibility for the scheme online at

Meanwhile, work is continuing on a local lottery scheme for West Norfolk after it was given the go-ahead by borough councillors in September last year.

A launch event for good causes to register to take part is currently expected to take place in the spring.