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If you wish to hold a lottery or raffle to raise funds for a charity or similar purpose the charity must be registered.

You need to complete a registration form which you can download from this site or you can contact us for a paper copy.

The form should be returned, together with the correct registration fee. If we agree your application, we will issue a certificate of registration. Certificates are valid for one year and can then be renewed. The registration period is a year from 1 January to 31 December. This is a statutory period and the licensing authority holds no discretion to vary.

There is a charge for renewing your registration.

Once the lottery has been held, you must send us details of the proceeds using a returns form. A return must be submitted even if a lottery has not been held, this must be done within three months – it is an offence not to do so.

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