Registering small society lotteries
A non-commercial society that wishes to operate lotteries, in accordance with the Gambling Act 2005, is required to register with the Licensing Authority for the area in which their principal office is located. Registrations run for an unlimited period, unless the registration is cancelled by the Society or the Licensing Authority.
Register a small society lottery
Small Society registration guidance
Please note that all applications must be provided in writing. The Camden Licensing Authority agrees that applications under the Gambling Act 2005 may be submitted online, but where this is done, the application, all supporting documents and the appropriate fee must also be sent immediately in writing to:
Camden Licensing Authority
Town Hall Extension
Definition of a non-commercial society
In order for the exemption of a premises licence to apply, the society promoting the lottery must be a non-commercial society. A non-commercial society is one established and conducted for:
- charitable purposes
- the purpose of enabling participating in, or supporting of, sport, athletics or cultural activity
- any other non-commercial purpose, other than private gain
Definition of a small lottery
A small lottery is defined by the Gambling Act 2005 as:
- the proceeds of a single lottery does not exceed £20,000
- the total proceeds of all lotteries held in a calendar year, counted from 1st January to 31 December of the same year, may not exceed £250,000
- during the promotion of a lottery, the total proceeds for the calendar year may not exceed £250,000
- it may not be promoted within the three calendar years after a lottery that exceeds the restrictions set out above.
The application fee for a new registration under the Gambling Act 2005 is £40 and the annual fee is £20.
Fees for all other types of licence and permit are included in our schedule of licensing fees.
For more information please contact the customer support team.