Charities and community groups working in the Salisbury City parish can register free of charge to become a Good Cause. As well as receiving their own Salisbury City Community Lottery page, Good Causes will also be given access to their own dashboard to monitor ticket sales. They will be provided with templates to easily create branded posters and marketing materials featuring their own logo to promote themselves as a Good Cause with the Salisbury City Community Lottery and encourage people to become supporters.

Which organisations are eligible to become a Good Cause?

As organisations will be joining under Salisbury City Council’s overall gaming licence (Gambling Act 2005) we have to ensure that organisations meet certain criteria

The following groups are eligible to register as a Salisbury City Community Lottery Good Cause

  • Charities
  • Clubs
  • Associations
  • Societies
  • Community Interest Companies
  • Social Enterprise
  • Schools may apply for extracurricular activities that do not form part of the core offer provided by the school and that benefit the wider community
  • Churches and faith groups may only apply for projects that are open to the wider community where the primary aim of the project is not to promote religion or faith

Groups that are not eligible to become a Good Cause

  • Any organisation that is deemed to be a political party, has the nature of a political party, or is engaged in campaigning for a political purpose
  • Organisations that do not benefit residents in the Salisbury Parish
  • Individuals
  • Organisations which aim to distribute a profit
  • Organisations with no established management committee/board of trustees

Good Causes – Terms and Conditions

  • Groups must operate within Salisbury Parish, providing facilities, activities or services for the benefit of Salisbury residents
  • Groups must be able to demonstrate the service it is providing by giving details of its activities and the number of people it is in contact with when requested
  • Groups must have a committee or board of decision makers (with at least three unrelated members), a constitution and a bank account requiring at least two unrelated signatories
  • Groups must actively promote equality and safeguarding with its structure and operations
  • Any previous funding received from Salisbury City Council must have been spent in accordance with the funding award conditions attached to them

When registering as Good Cause groups commit to:

  • Actively promote the Salisbury City Community Lottery, using the marketing materials provided to promote the community aims of the organisation in an appropriate manner. Promotion should be respectful and considerate, groups should not actively compete with other local good causes
  • Aim for at least 20 ticket sales in the first four weeks and maintain a minimum of 20 supporters at any time. Groups should ask for support if they experience difficulty in achieving this
  • Provide a copy of their constitution and other documents on request
  • Wherever possible acknowledge the funding from Salisbury City Community Lottery in its marketing, website and premises
  • Inform Salisbury City Council immediately of the group intends to disband, changes its aims, legal status or any other policy that may affect its eligibility for the scheme
  • Registered Good Causes receive all funds raised for their cause

Once approved on the platform, you will receive:

  • Your own webpage on the Salisbury City Community Lottery website - with no set-up fees. You can edit your logo and description
  • You will get 50p from every paid ticket supporting your cause that is entered into a weekly draw
  • Monthly payment of the money you’ve raised through Salisbury City Community Lottery - with no banking fees
  • An online dashboard to track the performance of your lottery page
  • A lottery helpline to help your players with any queries they may have
  • Professionally prepared, seasonal marketing materials provided digitally in a range of formats