Community Lottery

Bolsover District Community Lottery is a weekly online lottery created to support local good causes across the District.

Tickets are available to buy for the draws, which are held every Saturday. The first draw took place on 15 May 2021 and the results are posted on the lottery website.

If you are a Bolsover District based club, non-profit association or charity looking for a reliable and free way to raise funds, this is a great opportunity. You can set up your own fundraising page on the Bolsover District Community Lottery website to help you raise funds year-round – and there are no set-up costs or admin fees. There is no deadline for good cause applications, please get in touch with us or make an application online to sign up.

How the lottery works

Tickets cost £1 and when supporters buy a ticket they will be able to choose where they want their money to go – 50% of ticket sales will go to the person’s nominated good cause and 10% will go into a community fund run by Bolsover District Council to benefit local good causes. The remaining 40% will go towards the prize money and the management of the lottery which is undertaken by Gatherwell and External Lottery Management company.

There will be a weekly draw with a jackpot of £25,000 for a matching sequence of six numbers. The other prizes available are £2,000, £250, £25 or three free tickets.

What to do now

To play the lottery and support local good causes, buy tickets here.

If you would like to raise funds for your good cause through the Bolsover District Community Lottery please contact us using the details at the bottom of this page.

If you have any questions, check out the lottery FAQs or see below for our T&Cs.

Your organisation must:

  • Provide community activities or services within Bolsover District, which are of benefit to the residents of Bolsover District
  • Have a formal constitution or set of rules
  • Have a bank account requiring at least two unrelated signatories
  • Operate with no undue restrictions on membership

And be either:

  • A constituted group with a volunteer management committee with a minimum of three unrelated members that meets on a regular basis (at least three times per year)
  • A registered charity, with a board of trustees


  • A registered Community Interest Company, and provide copies of your Community Interest Statement, details of the Asset Lock included in your Memorandum and Articles of Association, and a copy of your latest annual community interest report

You will be asked to commit to using the marketing materials provided and other means of communication to achieve at least 20 ticket sales within four weeks of being provided a page on the site.

We will not permit applications from:

  • Groups promoting a particular religious, faith or political belief or activity
  • A campaign that does not directly relate to the provision of community activities or services within Bolsover District
  • Organisations that do not do work within the boundaries of Bolsover District
  • Individuals
  • Organisations which aim to distribute a profit
  • Organisations with no established management committee/board of trustees (unless a CIC)
  • We are also unable to accept applications that are incomplete.

The council reserves the right to reject any application for any reason without offering an appeals process.

The council will reserve its rights to not accept or cease to license any organisation with a minimum of seven days’ notice for any reason. If fraudulent or illegal activity is suspected cessation will be immediate.


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