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Registering a Society

The new Act applies the same criteria as the Lotteries and Amusements Act 1976.

You will need to register your society if it is established and conducted for:

  • charitable purposes
  • the purpose of enabling participation in, or of supporting, sport, athletics or a cultural activity, and
  • for any other non-commercial purpose other than private gain.

Your society must be established for one of these purposes.and the proceeds of any lottery must be allocated accordingly.  You cannot set up a society whose sole function is simply to hold lotteries.- it must have some other legitimate purpose.

There is a simple registration process. You will need to complete an application form (which can be downloaded from this page) and return it to the Council with the statutory registration fee.

The registration fee is £40.00. Cheques should be made payable to 'Torridge District Council' or alternatively we can call you to take a card payment once we receive a completed application form (please note we do not accept cash payments).

Your registration will remain in force indefinitely or until you wish to make a change to it (e.g. to register a new promoter). You must pay an annual fee of £20 to maintain your registration.  We will write to you to remind you when the annual fee is due.

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