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Small society lotteries


Society lotteries are lotteries promoted for the benefit of a non-commercial society. A society is non-commercial if it is established and conducted for charitable purposes. It enables participation in or supporting of sport, athletics and cultural activities and for any other non-commercial purpose other than that of private gain.

The total value of tickets for sale for single lottery cannot exceed £20,000. The annual value of tickets for all lotteries per year must not exceed £250,000. If you plan to exceed either of these values, you must be licensed with the Gambling Commission.

Apply online

Apply by post

Download the application for a small society lottery

Download the small society lottery guidance notes

Please send your application to:

Licensing Team
Sevenoaks District Council
Council Offices
PO Box 182
Argyle Road
Sevenoaks
Kent TN13 1GP

A return must be completed within 3 months of the draw taking place and this should be returned to us.

Submit your return online

Submit your return online

Submit your return by post

Download the Small society lottery returns form

Return completed forms to:

Licensing Partnership
P.O. Box 182
Sevenoaks
Kent
TN13 1GP

A registration fee of £40 should be sent with your application. Please make cheques payable to Sevenoaks District Council, regardless of whether you are applying to Maidstone Borough Council or Tunbridge Wells Borough Council.

To maintain registration you will need to pay an annual fee of £20 and we will send you an annual invoice.


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