Torbay Lottery celebrates its sixth birthday on Saturday 27 May and shines a light on some of the local community groups that have benefitted from its support.

Since its launch in 2017, the Torbay Lottery has raised more the £202,700 for the local community and more than £46,625 has been given away in winnings with six people each winning £2,000.

More than 146 local groups are currently signed up to the Torbay Lottery as part of a fun and effective way to raise funds for their much-valued services in the community.

Councillor Alan Tyerman, Cabinet Member for Finance and Corporate Services, said: “I am so proud of what we have achieved over the past six years and the additional money that we have helped to raise for our communities. I would like to thank everyone who has supported our local groups and organisations through difficult times over the past few years.

“We could not do this without the generous support of all the weekly players. Please continue to support us and encourage your local groups and organisations to sign up so they too can benefit.”

Mandy, from FND Friends, said: “With the funding we have been raising through the lottery, FND Friends support adults and children with Functional Neurological Disorder and works closely with the health care professionals to improve patient experiences.   

“We have been able to continue supporting our service users. We have been putting on crafting workshops, which help to reduce isolation and give people support when being around others who are also living with Functional Neurological Disorder. We have also launched a new children’s campaign offering information and training for schools who have pupils for FND.”

Alan, from Turning Heads, said: “Turning Heads is a community interest company that is using the proceeds from the Torbay Lottery to help fund our adult social group every Tuesday. The aim of this group is to encourage adults with disabilities access to opportunities across the Bay and to feel included in activities that other people take for granted. At the moment, we have a group of 26 adults involved in this group and the help that lottery players make is making a real difference to people's lives.”

Since the Torbay Lottery was set up, £79,136 (including £11,000 match funding in 2020/2021 to help local groups deal with the impact of COVID-19) has been raised through ticket sales and given out to local good causes through the Torbay Lottery Small Grants Fund.

Over the last year, the Torbay Lottery has continued to help many local good causes raise vital funds and provide support to help with the increased cost of living.

Good causes that sign up to the Torbay Lottery not only benefit from receiving 50% of the profits from ticket sales from their page, but they also receive a host of marketing materials as well as their own Torbay Lottery web page. Good causes can sign up at any time via

Torbay Lottery draws take place every Saturday night. Tickets cost just £1, and 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. Players that sign up before 26 June will also be in with the chance of winning a year’s home delivery of fruit and veg as part of a national prize. To be in with a chance of winning, go to

50% of the £1 ticket goes directly to the cause of your choice with a further 10% going to the Torbay Lottery Small Grants Fund, which is used to further support local good causes each year.

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