Six good causes benefit from £500 each thanks to Community Lottery

Posted on: Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Local good causes are benefiting from an extra cash injection of £500 each thanks to the Newark and Sherwood Community Lottery Raffle.

Bilsthorpe Emergency Team, Sherwood Archers, Newark R&M Cricket Club, Newark Breast Cancer Support Group, Newark Brazil FC and Newark and District Community 1st Responders were all picked at random from more than 60 groups. Winners were announced at a live event hosted by Newark and Sherwood District Council on their Facebook page on Thursday 8 December.

The funds distributed through the draw are generated by players of Newark and Sherwood Community Lottery who opted to donate the income from their ticket sale to ‘Newark and Sherwood Community Lottery Central Fund’, rather than one particular good cause.

Councillor David Lloyd, Leader of Newark and Sherwood District Council, said: “Recent months, more than ever, have proven the vital role that charities, voluntary and community groups play in supporting people, communities and shaping places.

“The Newark and Sherwood Community Lottery enables charities to raise funds while ensuring financial support for a sector that is closest to our communities and their needs. The addition of the prize draw is another exciting opportunity for the District Council to support community lottery registered organisations raise vital funds for their good causes.

“I encourage any good cause in the district to sign up to the Community Lottery for free today and take advantage of the rewards on offer.”

Local Good Causes can register with Newark and Sherwood Community Lottery to be in with a chance of winning in the next draw and benefit regularly from the lottery itself.

There are no set up costs or admin fees to register as a Good Cause. You just fill in a simple online form and have your very own customisable lottery page set up for you by Gatherwell, our community lottery operator.

Since its launch, the Newark and Sherwood Community Lottery is set to raise more than £34,000 in for good causes with more than 60 local groups signed up.

To register as a Good Cause with Newark and Sherwood Community Lottery and to take part in the raffle, apply online here:

The Newark and Sherwood Community Lottery is just for residents in the local community. Each ticket is £1 and players have a 50-to-one chance of winning one of the prizes, which range from the jackpot to free tickets.

As well as 60p going to good causes, 20p goes to the prize fund, and the rest is for running costs and VAT.

To buy tickets for the lottery and to be in with a chance of winning each week, go to or call 01636 389 015.