Shropshire Council

Small Society lottery registration

A registration certificate is required if it a society wishes to sell tickets to raise money over a period of time. You must apply to the local authority in which the head office of the society is based.

The registration needs to be renewed annually at a cost of £20 per year (a reminder will be sent to you two months before the renewal date).

Am I eligible to apply for a small society lottery registration?

Yes, if you represent a society which is a non-commercial organisation established for: 1/ charitable purposes, 2/ the purpose of enabling participation in, or of supporting, sport, athletics or a cultural activity, 3/ or any other non-commercial purpose other than that of private gain. The total value of tickets to be put on sale per single lottery must be £20,000 or less, or the aggregate value of tickets to be put on sale for all their lotteries in a calendar year must not exceed £250,000. If the operator plans to exceed either of these values then they will be classed as a large lottery operator, and must be licensed with the Gambling Commission instead.

How long will it take?

We will issue you a permit within one month.

How much will it cost?

There is a fee for issuing this document, which is taken when you apply.

What will I need before I apply?

  • Completed application form
  • Fee
  • See application form for any additional requirements

Apply now

Download the form, complete it on your home computer, and email it to licensing@shropshire.gov.uk

Download the form

Download the form, print it out, fill it in and post your application along with the fee if applicable to:

The Licensing Team, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6ND

Download the form