Havant Borough Community Lottery raises vital funds for good causes
More than £153,000 has been raised for local good causes through the Havant Borough Community Lottery since it launched more than three years ago.
The lottery was set up by Havant Borough Council in April 2018 as a way to raise money for local groups.
For each £1 ticket bought online, 60p from goes straight back to local registered clubs and charities.
There are currently 106 good causes signed up to the community lottery, reaping awelcome funding boost from their supporters.
Supporters can choose their favourite charity to receive 50p of their ticket price, while another 10p from each ticket sold goes into a community fund.
Registered good causes can apply for a grant from this fund twice a year.
Cllr Gwen Robinson, Cabinet Lead for Affordable Housing, Communities and CIL, said: “The lottery has been a huge success and is a great way to raise money for the community.
“Charities and organisations that have registered with the lottery can receive up to 50p from every ticket bought by their supporters while the community fund can distribute grants to support specific projects.
“These grants will provide a very welcome start to 2022 for our valuable community groups.”
In January, nine grants, totalling £12,200, have been issued to the following good causes:
Cowplain Youth Football Club - £1,400 (clothing)
WAVE - £1,500 (music festival)
Royal Naval Association, Waterlooville branch - £1,500 (heating upgrade)
Heart of Hayling Boxing Academy - £1,288 (equipment and insurance)
Many Shades of Grey - £512.96 (equipment)
Havant Lions - £1,500 (PSA testing kits)
Leigh Park Bowls Club - £1,500 (Defibrillator)
Foodbank PO9 - £1,500 (Lunch Club)
Dementia Friendly Hampshire - £1,500 (travel guide for people with Dementia)
The weekly draw has a jackpot of £25,000 for a matching sequence of six numbers, with other prizes including £2,000, £250, £25 or three free tickets.
The next funding round opens in Spring 2022. To find out more about the Lottery please visit www.havantlottery.co.uk