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High Peak Borough Council launches the Community Lottery

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The Labour Leader of High Peak Borough Council, Anthony Mckeown, has been speaking about a new council initiative – the Community Lottery.

Good causes across High Peak will benefit when the lottery launches in July. People will be able to buy tickets online and choose the cause they want support through their purchase. Tickets will cost £1 per week. There will be a weekly prize draw with a jackpot of £25,000 and prizes of £2,000, £250 and £25.

Anthony said: “Local groups and organisations are the backbone of our communities and at the heart of delivering arts and cultural activities, sport and leisure opportunities and facilities, supporting people of all ages, and providing volunteering opportunities.

“We at the Council want to see these groups, and new ones, develop and thrive which is why we’re launching this community lottery. It will support these organisations in raising the funds they need to continue the invaluable role they play in our civic, community and social lives.

“It’s open to any eligible, not-for-profit group or organisation in the High Peak and a launch event will take place at the end of June where we’ll be explaining how it works and how they can get involved.”

Community groups such as sports clubs, arts groups, schools and social enterprises, will be invited to register – they will keep 50% of the money raised from each ticket they sell.

A further 10% from each ticket will go to a central fund to support more good causes. The rest will be put towards prizes and operating costs.

Watch this space for more information, as it becomes available!

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