You must be registered if you want to hold a lottery or raffle to raise funds for a charity or similar purpose. 


You need to complete a registration form to register your lottery.  

Submit the application by:

If your application is approved we will send you a certificate of registration. 

The registration period is from 1 January to 31 December. This is a statutory period and the licensing authority cannot vary this. 

Submit details of your lottery 

After the lottery has been held, you must send us details of the money raised using the returns form.  

This must be submitted within 3 months of the lottery, even if a lottery has not been held. 

It is an offence if you do not submit details of the money raised in a lottery.


For fees, use our fees and charges information.    

Certificates are valid for one year and can then be renewed for a fee.

A registration is valid for one year.

Further information 

To find out more information about the type of gambling licence you need, visit the Gambling Commission website. 

Statement of principles

Full council agreed the following Statement of Principles on 16 February 2022. This commenced on 10 March 2022.

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