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Fundraising and lotteries at events

Events can be a fun way to raise money for charity and good causes and lotteries, tombolas and raffles can be held at events such as:

  • fetes
  • fairs
  • fundraising dinners
  • festivals.

Lotteries at events are known as incidental lotteries.

You don’t need a licence to run this kind of lottery, but you must make sure you follow the rules.

Before setting up a fundraiser or lottery at an event, look at our guidance on how to run a fundraiser with lotteries or raffles at events.

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