We want to enable as many organisations as possible to join the good causes lottery under the Gosport Community Lottery. As you will be joining under our overall gambling licence (Gambling Act 2005) we have to ensure that organisations meet certain criteria. There is no application fee.

Your organisation must:

  • Provide community activities or services within the Borough of Gosport, which are of benefit to the residents of Gosport
  • Have a formal constitution or set of rules (a copy to be emailed to Gosport Voluntary Action for review)
  • Have a bank account requiring at least two unrelated signatories
  • Be open and inclusive
  • Have a safeguarding policy if working with children, young people or vulnerable adults (a copy to be emailed to Gosport Voluntary Action for review. Templates and support available from Gosport Voluntary Action)

And be either:

  • A constituted group with a volunteer management committee with a minimum of three unrelated members that meets on a regular basis (at least three times per year – we may require evidence of this)

Or:

  • A registered charity, with a board of trustees

Or:

  • A registered Community Interest Company, and provide copies of your Community Interest Statement, details of the Asset Lock included in your Memorandum and Articles of Association, and a copy of your latest annual community interest report

We will not permit applications from:

  • Groups promoting a particular religious or political belief or activity, or a campaign that does not directly relate to the provision of community activities or services within Gosport
  • Organisations that do not work within the boundaries of the Borough of Gosport
  • Individuals
  • Organisations which aim to distribute a profit
  • Organisations with no established management committee/board of trustees (unless a CIC)

We are also unable to accept applications that are incomplete.

We reserves the right to reject any application for any reason.

We reserve the right to not accept or cease to license any organisation with a minimum of 7 days’ notice for any reason. If fraudulent or illegal activity is suspected, cessation will be immediate.