Small society lotteries

Before applying

Small society lotteries are lotteries promoted for the benefit of a non-commercial society. A society is non-profitable if it is run for charitable purposes. It allows the society to take part in or support sport, athletics, cultural activities and any other non-commercial purpose, as long as it's not for private/personal gain.

The licence covers tickets sales for a single lottery of up to £20,000 with yearly sales of up to £250,000. Anything above this would need to be licensed by the Gambling Commission.

Apply for a licence

You can apply using our online form.

Apply for a small society lottery licence

Other ways of applying

To apply by post you'll need to download the below documents and send it to our licensing partnership team:

Licensing Partnership
PO Box 182
Sevenoaks
Kent
TN13 1GP

The lottery returns form must be completed and returned to us within three months of the draw taking place.

Renew my licence

Licences are issued for one year and are renewed yearly. You won't need to fill in a renewal application form. We will invoice you shortly before the licence expires. The fee for renewing the licence is £20. Your licence will be renewed automatically following payment.

Renew a licence

Licence fees

The fee for the licence is £40. Cheques should be made payable to Sevenoaks District Council.

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