We want to enable as many organisations as possible to join the good causes lottery under the ‘Rushmoor Community Lottery’. As you will be joining under our overall gambling licence (Gambling Act 2005) we have to ensure that organisations meet certain criteria.

In order to be eligible as a Good Cause, your organisation must:

  • Be a non-profit- making organisation, such as
    • Charities
    • Clubs
    • Societies
    • Associations
    • Community interest companies
    • Social enterprises
    • Schools
  • Provide community activities or services to the benefit of Rushmoor residents
  • Have a formal constitution or set of rules and be able to provide this if requested
  • Have at least three unrelated people on the governing body or management committee
  • Have a UK-based bank or building society account in the name of your organisation that requires at least two people (who are unrelated and do not live in the same address) as signatories
  • Be able to provide a set of accounts, or the latest accounts and/or financial plans if you are a new organisation, if requested
  • Be open to all and allow anyone to join, unless there is a good reason why this is not appropriate
  • Have a safeguarding children policy (where required)

We will not permit applications from:

  • Trading or profit-making companies
  • Organisations with no established management committee/board of trustees unless registered as Community Interest Company (CIC)
  • Organisations and groups promoting religious or political activities
  • Organisations that do not work within the boundaries of Rushmoor

We expect organisations with a membership to be open to all and allow anyone to join, unless there is a good reason why this is not appropriate.

There is no application fee required to become a good cause for the purpose of joining Rushmoor’s Community Lottery.

The council will reserve its rights to not accept or cease to licence any organisation with a minimum of 7 days’ notice for any reason. If fraudulent or illegal activity is suspected cessation will be immediate.

The council reserves the right to reject any application to be a good cause. If the Council rejects your application to be recognised as a good cause and you wish to have this decision reviewed you can write to the Council’s Portfolio Holder for Concession and Community Support who will review the decision.