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Torbay Lottery

Torbay Council is one of the first local authorities to launch an online lottery, to help support good causes in Torbay.

On 25 April 2017, Torbay Council was one of the first local authorities to launch an online lottery,, to help support good causes in Torbay. The first draw was held on 27 May 2017 and since it was created the Torbay Lottery has raised £159,660 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 residents of Torbay and help deliver our vision of a healthy, happy and prosperous Torbay and one or more of the Council’s Strategic Themes from the Community and Corporate Plan, namely:

Community and People

  • Ensure our town centres are safe and welcoming for all.
  • Keep children safe in their communities and provide safe environments for our young people to thrive in.
  • Ensure early intervention is effective and targeted.
  • Provide the best care and support available so that residents are empowered to achieve what matters most to them.
  • Provide clear signposting for those needing our help.
  • Support and encourage community action.
  • Improve wellbeing and reduce social isolation.

Pride in Place

  • Draw investment into our towns and breathe life into our town centres, partnering with the private sector to deliver major projects.
  • Maximise heritage and cultural opportunities for the enjoyment and benefit of residents and visitors.
  • Ensure the effective operation of SWISCo to have resources to reinvest in Torbay.
  • Deliver priority capital projects within the Council’s Capital Programme.
  • Improve the delivery, affordability and quality of housing (including housing standards) for residents in Torbay.
  • Improve the delivery of our planning service.
  • Protect and enhance our lived, built and natural environments, including our green spaces.

Economic Growth

  • Encourage aspiration, providing opportunities for everyone to raise their skill level, particularly in high value careers.
  • Drive training opportunities across all sectors to empower people to improve their skills.
  • Improve transport links to and within Torbay.
  • Develop a year-round economy.
  • Increase the amount of full-time employment opportunities within Torbay.
  • Focus on inclusive growth, with opportunities which benefit everyone.

Please read our full terms and conditions.

Torbay Lottery Small Grants Fund

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. You do not need to be a Torbay Lottery good cause to apply for this grant.

This Fund is open to applicants annually with the deadline advertised through a press release and on this webpage.

The Small Grants Fund Process has been completed for 2023/2024. However it will be opened again for 2024/2025 in the New Year. Applicants can email the form to or by post to:

Torbay Lottery,
c/o PA to the Chief Executive,
Town Hall,
Castle Circus,
TQ1 3DR. 

The Torbay Lottery Small Grants Fund Panel, comprising Anne-Marie Bond (Chief Executive) and Amanda Barlow (Head of Legal Services and Monitoring Officer), will meet in March 2025 to determine which applicants will benefit from the Fund for 2024/2025.

Successful applicants will be informed within six weeks of the application deadline via email, with payments made by the end of April each year. The name of the organisation and amount will be published on the Council’s website and also on


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 on how the Torbay Lottery works and FAQs are available on the main Torbay Lottery website