On 25 April 2017, Torbay Council was one of the first local authorities to launch an online lottery, www.torbaylottery.co.uk, to help support good causes in Torbay. The first draw was held on 27 May 2017. The Torbay Lottery has raised over £57k to local good causes.
The Torbay Lottery operates on the principle of raising money in the community, for the community – empowering local groups to generate vital funds in a fun and effective way, while enabling players to support the causes they care about the most.
It is free for good causes to join and is intended to support a wide range of charities and groups that deliver projects which have a beneficial impact on the local community and support the targeted actions of the Corporate Plan, namely:
- protecting all children and giving them the best start in life
- working towards a more prosperous Torbay
- promoting healthy lifestyles across Torbay
- ensuring Torbay remains an attractive and safe place to live and visit
- protecting and supporting vulnerable adults
There is also a central Torbay Lottery Small Grants Fund for those people who do not want to support a specific group where charity, voluntary and community sector organisations can bid towards the costs of a specific activity or for the purchase of small items of equipment up to £2,000 once a year.
Applicants may apply for a grant from the Small Grants Fund for 2018/2019 between 14 January 2019 and 4 March 2019 by completing the prescribed application form and returning it via email firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to:
c/o PA to the Executive Head (Community Safety)
The Torbay Lottery Small Grants Fund Panel will meet on 19 March 2019 and successful applicants will be informed within six weeks of the application deadline.27829,27830
This policy details how Torbay Lottery small grants funds are allocated.
Tickets cost just £1 each, which is half the price of the National Lottery, and deliver an exceptional 60% back to local good causes, in comparison to just 28% contributed by the National Lottery. The remaining 40% goes back into the prize fund and pays for the running costs. Torbay Council does not take a penny from ticket sales.
Each ticket has a 1 in 50 chance of winning a prize every week. This includes an incredible £25,000 jackpot prize if you match all six numbers, as well as various other cash prizes.
Detailed information and FAQs will be published on the lottery website - www.torbaylottery.co.uk