ONE WEEK UNTIL THE LAUNCH EVENT
We here at EVOC are getting excited as the launch event for the Edinburgh Community Lottery draws closer!
We’re inviting Edinburgh-based charities and local good causes of all sizes, to attend the Good Cause Launch Event on Thursday 9th September at 2pm, where you will get a chance to find out more and sign up.
How the Lottery Works:
Tickets for the Edinburgh Community Lottery will cost £1. A whopping 60p (compared to just 25p from tickets by the National Lottery) from every ticket goes towards local good causes. There will be a weekly draw with a jackpot of £25,000 for a matching sequence of six numbers. The other prizes on offer include: £2500, £250, £25, or three free tickets!
There are two parts to the Edinburgh Community Lottery scheme. Good causes across Edinburgh will be able to set up their own lottery page, receiving 50p from every £1 spent by players. A further 10p from every £1 will go into an EVOC good causes fund, with the remainder being put towards prizes, operating costs, and VAT. Players who do not wish to support a specific cause can still take part in the Edinburgh Community Lottery, with 60p from their ticket going into the general EVOC good causes fund, which will then be distributed by the organsation.
Here’s what our Deputy Chief Executive, Ian Brooke, had to say:
‘We’re really excited to be launching the Edinburgh Community Lottery, a new way to support communities and good causes in Edinburgh. While the past eighteen months have thrown a spotlight on the amazing work of community groups and voluntary organisations everywhere, it has also stretched staff, volunteers, and resources up to and beyond breaking point. That combined with the loss of fundraising activities in light of Covid restrictions, means that the Lottery is a really important new opportunity for good causes to raise money, making sure they can continue to support citizens and communities across our city.’
If you have any queries, you can get in touch with the Edinburgh Community Lottery team at EVOC: email@example.com