Town Councillors have given the go ahead for a community lottery to help raise funds for local charities and community organisations. The pandemic, lockdown and resulting economic dislocation have made fundraising difficult for many local community venues, events and services. Councillors are keen to make sure that the Town Council does what it can to help local organisations renew themselves in the future.
A wide range of voluntary and community organisations are invited to get involved, including arts, culture and recreation providers. Our initial market research has confirmed that organisations have found it difficult to fundraise in the last few months and that their income has declined – 85% of organisations responding to our latest survey have said they would be interested in participating in a community lottery.