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
  • Copies of a basic Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for applicant and signature. Certificates must have been issued within the last three years.

Apply now

Download the form, complete it on your home computer, and email it to

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