Karen Weaver, chief executive of the Harrogate and Ripon Centres for Voluntary Services
Karen Weaver, chief executive of the Harrogate and Ripon Centres for Voluntary Services

Local charities set to benefit as Harrogate Local Lotto tickets go on sale


Tickets for the very first Harrogate district’s new Local Lotto have gone on sale today (17 July 2018)

The lottery is a fundraising opportunity for local voluntary and community groups, which also enables players to support the organisations of their choice.

  • Setup was £3k and £250 for the Gambling Commission licence.
  • 60p in £1 goes to the good causes (the National Lottery is about 30p).
  • 20p is prize money
  • 17p is admin
  • 3p is VAT

Tickets are available through www.thelocallotto.co.uk with the first draw taking place in September.

Nationally around 95% who give, give to big national charities, but 85% of charities are small and work locally.



Karen Weaver, chief executive of the Harrogate and Ripon Centres for Voluntary Services, said: 

The Local Lotto is more than just about raising money for local charities, it’s also about helping them raise their profile with people being more aware of them.

Often the small charities have limited resource for telling people about what they do, just by signing up to this scheme it will help make people aware of them more.


It’s hoped The Local Lotto will redress the balance and raise awareness of the difference that smaller charities, groups and their volunteers make across the Harrogate district.

As well as a £25,000 jackpot there are smaller, weekly, prizes.

The lottery is being promoted jointly by Harroagte Borough Council and The Local Fund for the Harrogate district – it is being run independently by lottery manager Gatherwell.

The charities that have signed up to the scheme.

Boroughbridge Junior Football Club
Black Swan Bowling Club
Disability Action Yorkshire
Carers Resource
Harrogate District Food bank
Ripon Activity Project
Open Country
Masham Community Office
Harrogate Homeless Project
New Park Bull dogs FC-
Tockwith Sports Field Trust
Nidderdale Plus-
Bilton and Woodfield Community Library
Darley in Bloom
Harrogate District of Sanctuary
Royal Hall Restoration Trust
Harrogate International Partnerships
Nidderdale Museum
Knaresborough Silver Band
Harrogate Neighbours Housing Association
Harrogate and District Improvement Partnership
Harrogate Hospital Radio


Charities still have the opportunity to sign-up to be a beneficiary the Local Lotto website.

Councillor Sam Gibbs, who chairs Harrogate Borough Council’s voluntary and community sector liaison group, said:

The first sale of tickets is a fantastic milestone for The Local Lotto.

People across the Harrogate district now have an exciting new way to support the many good causes doing great work every day.

And, it’s not too late for charitable organisations to register as beneficiaries and raise additional income and their profile.



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