Decision details

Distributing the SO Charitable Lottery's Central Fund

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Purpose: to approve the new SO Community Lottery Award Policy


Councillor Robin Bennett declared a personal interest in this item as he was a trustee of a charity applying for funds.  He left the meeting during the consideration of this item. 


Cabinet considered the head of corporate services’ report.  This set out options for the distribution of the council’s SO charitable lottery’s central fund to voluntary and community sector organisations:

A.    Giving all of the registered good causes a share of the central fund based on the number of tickets they have sold. 

B.    Giving good causes who have sold 20 or more tickets per week a share of the central fund. 


Cabinet preferred option B as this would be more proportionate than option A. 




(a)       distribute the income the council receives in its central fund from the SO Charitable Lottery Scheme to the voluntary and community sector organisations registered as good causes in the lottery; and


(b)       do this proportionate to the number of tickets sold by each organisation and to organisations selling 20 tickets a week (as a minimum threshold). 

Report author: Cheryl Reeves

Publication date: 20/12/2021

Date of decision: 02/12/2021

Decided at meeting: 02/12/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 11/12/2021

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