Have your say on the allocation of Lincoln Lottery Community Fund 2022

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A total of £10,000 has been raised in the Lincoln Lottery Community Fund 2022.

City of Lincoln Council and Voluntary Centre Services are consulting with the residents of Lincoln and Lincoln Community Lottery supporters on the allocation of this fund. 

The aim of the consultation is to identify the top two good cause areas you would like the Lincoln Lottery Community Fund 2022 to be allocated to. 

The Lincoln Lottery Community Fund has been raised by supporters of the lottery between August 2021 and August 2022 who have either directly selected the Community Fund as their good cause when purchasing tickets – 60 pence of every ticket sold goes towards this fund, or if selecting any of the other good causes when purchasing tickets - 10 pence of every ticket sold supports the Community Fund, with a further 50 pence going directly to the supporters chosen good cause.

The allocation of the Community Fund will involve three key stages.

  • Stage one – Consultation with you, residents / supporters of the lottery, to identify the top two good cause areas you would like the funds to be allocated to
  • Stage two – Application process where good causes working in these top two areas will be invited to apply for funding to support a specific project / activity benefitting the residents of Lincoln
  • Stage three – Allocation of the funds to the successful applicants 

Stages two and three will be managed by Voluntary Centre Services (VCS), which is a good cause located in the City of Lincoln. VCS provide support to the community and voluntary sector as a volunteer development agency and a local support and development organisation.

Good cause applications for funding from Lincoln Lottery Community Fund will be invited later this year. 

Keep a look out on the council’s and Voluntary Centre Services social media channels for when the application stage goes live.

Cllr Sue Burke, Portfolio Holder for Reducing Inequality, said “Last year the fund helped five local good causes to deliver a range of community projects in the city directly aimed at supporting our residents, and it is great that we can once again offer this fund in 2022.

"I would encourage lottery supporters and residents to have their say on where this year’s funds are allocated.”

To take part in the consultation, visit: www.lincoln.gov.uk/lotteryconsultation. The closing date for the consultation is Monday 24 October 2022.

Since the launch of Lincoln Community Lottery in 2018, over £160,000 has now been raised directly for good causes located in and around the City of Lincoln. A big thank you to all Lincoln Community Lottery supporters in helping to raise these funds.

If you would like to benefit from the lottery as a good cause, sign up for free at www.lincolnlottery.co.uk/good-causes

If you would like to support local good causes through Lincoln Community Lottery, visit www.lincolnlottery.co.uk to purchase your tickets. Players must be 16 or over.

Thank you for your support in making a real difference to good causes in your local community.

Players must be 16 or over. Free, confidential help for anyone who is worried about their or someone else’s gambling is available 24/7 via the Be Gamble Aware website or by calling the National Gambling Helpline on freephone 0808 8020 133. Lincoln Community Lottery is a member of The Lotteries Council and fully supports and contributes to the Gamble Aware charity. 

Lincoln Community Lottery is promoted by City of Lincoln Council, a Local Authority Lottery licensed by the Gambling Commission.

Published on October 6th 2022