Apply for a small society lottery

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All fields on this form are mandatory unless marked as optional.

Please use this form to register for a small society lottery. This form has been divided into three stages to complete the registration. You will be able to save it and resume later at any stage before submitting your application

To start the form, you need to confirm the following statements are true for each stage of the application and sign in with myAberdeenshire:

Registration of non-commercial society

This form is prescribed by regulation 3(1)(a) of the small society lotteries (Registration of non-commercial societies) regulation 2007

  • You, the promoter of the society, are making this application on behalf of the society to be registered and have authority to act on behalf of that society
  • You will make a payment of registration fee of £40.00 at the end of the form
  • The information contained in this application is true and you understand that it is an offence under Section 342 of the Gambling Act 2005 to give information which is false or misleading in, or in relation to, this application
  • Note to societies applying for registration,
    • The application will be refused if in the period of five years ending with the date of the application:
      • an operating licence held by the society has been revoked under Section 119(1) of the Gambling Act 2005, or
      • an application for an operating licence made by the society has been refused
    • The application may be refused if the local authority thinks that:
      • The society is not a non-commercial society
      • A person who will or may be connected with the promotion of the lottery has been convicted of a relevant offence, or
      • Information provided in or with the application is false or misleading
    • For the purpose of promotion of lotteries, Section 25 of the Gambling Act 2005 defines the ‘local authority’ as being ‘a licensing board’ in relation to applications for registration in Scotland

Small, non-commercial society’s lottery scheme

This form must be used only where annual proceeds do not exceed £250,000

  • You have a lottery scheme drawn up and ready to upload. View Note on how to draw up your lottery scheme
  • The total value of tickets or chances sold in any one lottery to be promoted under the scheme shall not exceed the sum of £20,000
  • The amount or value of the single largest prize to be awarded in any lottery to be promoted under the scheme shall not exceed £25,000
  • The proportion of the whole proceeds of any lottery which may be appropriated for prizes and expenses combined in the lottery shall not exceed 80%
  • A minimum of 20% of the whole proceeds of the lottery must be applied to the purposes of the society
  • The total value of the tickets or chances sold in all lotteries held in any one calendar year and promoted on behalf of the society shall not exceed the sum of £250,000

Personal declaration form

This form must be used only where total proceeds do not exceed £250,000

  • You are reminded that it is an offence under Section 342 of the Gambling Act 2005 for any person knowingly or recklessly to give the Board any information which is false in a material particular
  • You certify that, to the best of your knowledge and belief, the information you have given in this declaration is correct
  • You declare that you are representing a bona fide, non-commercial society
  • Under Schedule 11 to the Gambling Act 2005 the Board may refuse or revoke the registration of a society lottery scheme, if any person connected with a relevant lottery has been convicted of an offence involving fraud or dishonesty, or one of a number of other specified offences. In pursuance of these provisions, the Board will seek from the Police details of any relevant convictions recorded against the person completing this declaration
  • All relevant convictions should be declared on this form in full. By virtue of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975, spent convictions, as defined in the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 must be disclosed
  • You have the promoter authorisation letter completed, signed by 2 other committee members and ready to upload. If not, please download it.
  • You have a copy of the Society Constitution ready to upload or the minute of the meeting where it was decided to apply for a Lottery Licence ready to upload