Our Community Lottery celebrates one year of boosting local charity funds

Edition: Winter 2020/2021

It has never been more important to support local charities and good causes as they have been impacted so greatly by the effects of the pandemic.

The Phoenix Stroke Club meet outdoors on a sunny day

After an extremely successful one year trial, the Council is delighted that its Horsham District Community Lottery  is now set to be a permanent fixture.

A flying start

Launched in September 2019, in its first year of operation it has raised a staggering £56,000 for a wide  variety of the District’s voluntary and community groups.

It achieves 1,800 weekly ticket sales with some 970 regular weekly players. Throughout its first year 81 local charities, volunteer groups, community groups and local good causes have registered with the lottery and have benefitted from the considerable  funds raised.

The Phoenix Stroke Club exists to provide a caring comfortable environment, for those who have had a stroke or other neurological disorders.

When the opportunity arose to take part in the Council’s community lottery it was clear that this would enable us to promote our club across many more people than we currently did.

As a small local charity being part of this scheme has been great for us, the financial benefits to us are much greater than they were before we joined.

Mandy Jones, Manager of the Phoenix Stroke Club
Horsham District Community Lottery

Everyone buying a ticket can choose which community group they want to support. There are many different types of organisations to support, from sports clubs, school associations and amateur dramatic societies, to local environmental groups, community projects and those giving support to the vulnerable members of our community.

At these difficult times for so many organisations we would still encourage more groups and players to get involved – it’s free to join, easy to sign up and every group has the potential to raise vital funds for their work. All groups involved are also given marketing support to help them reach out to their supporters in what we know are increasingly challenging times for them.

Tickets cost just £1 each, with 60p in each pound going to support local good causes.

The lottery is run on behalf of  Horsham District Council by external provider Gatherwell.

Buy tickets or sign your community group up

Community groups wanting to enrol and those wanting to buy tickets should visit the Horsham District Community Lottery website or call 01403 434010.

Buy your ticket now for a chance to win £25,000!

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