Launched by City of Lincoln Council in August 2018, Lincoln Community Lottery has now raised more than £150,000 for good causes located in and around the city.
Every supporter of the lottery has contributed to raising these funds, with 60 pence in every £1 ticket purchased going directly to local good causes.
Of this 60 pence, 50 pence directly goes to the supporters chosen good cause and 10 pence supports the Lincoln Lottery Community Fund. The remaining 40 pence in every £1 ticket contributes towards administration costs, prizes and VAT.
To date, 81 local good causes are benefitting from the lottery.
In 2021, £10,500 from the Lincoln Lottery Community Fund was awarded to five local good causes to deliver a range of activities aimed at supporting residents of the city. Those causes successful in securing a share of this funding in 2021 included Active Arena CIC, Development Plus, Busydays Day Care, Rhubarb Theatre and Building Resilience in Communities.
Cllr Sue Burke, Portfolio Holder for Reducing Inequality at City of Lincoln Council, said: “It is incredible to hear over £150,000 has been raised by the supporters of Lincoln Community Lottery so far.
“These additional funds have helped our local good causes to deliver a range of vital services to support the residents of Lincoln.
“This additional support has been particularly needed over the past two years due to the pandemic, and I would encourage more good causes to consider using the lottery as a tool to raise additional funds in the future.”
City of Lincoln Council is encouraging local good causes to join and benefit from Lincoln Community Lottery. There is no cost to a good cause to join the lottery, however, good causes will be required to meet set criteria to ensure the aims of the lottery continue to be met.