Lotteries and Raffles For Good Causes
There are a number of ways in which funds can be raised for charities and other good causes. One of the most popular is a small scale raffle (or other type of small scale lottery) run either by the charity or good cause itself or by some other group, club, or other commercial or non-commercial organisation in aid of a charity or other good cause.
Raffles are governed by the Gambling Act 2005. The amendments made to it by the Legislative Reform (Exempt Lotteries) Order 2016 gave greater scope for carrying out fundraising by means of a raffle (and other types of lotteries) for the benefit of charities or other good causes.
The documents in this subfolder are designed to provide an explanation of the relevant law and practical guidance for anyone considering organising a raffle (or other type of lottery) for the benefit of a charity or other good cause.