SCOUT groups, sports clubs and a dog rescue centre are among the good causes set to benefit from Wyre Forest District Council’s new community lottery.
A full list of the first 27 local organisations and charities set to receive a share of the lottery ticket money has been revealed.
Tickets for the new Wyre Forest Community Lottery go on sale to the public on Tuesday, October 20 and players will be able to choose where 50 per cent of the cost of their ticket will go.
The 27 groups officially approved as lottery good causes include:
- Wyre Forest Dial-a-Ride
- Forest Dog Rescue
- Bewdley Cricket Club
- Active Youth Outreach Services
- Offmore Primary School
- The Odell Trust
- 1st Franche Brownies
- 1st WF Sea Scouts
- SociABLEs HUB and C.R.E.W.S.
- Wribbenhall Parish Room
- The Wyre Forest Society
- 16th WF (St Michael’s) Scout Group
- Kidderminster Lions FC
- The Pickup Artists
- Community Transport Ltd
- Wyre Forest Food Bank
- 6th Stourport Brownies
- 15th WF (Habberley) Scout Group
- Friends of Heronswood
- 9th WF (Spennells) Scout Group
- Home-Start Wyre Forest
- Mentor Link
- Wyre Forest Nightstop and Mediation
- Kidderminster Cricket Club
- Churchill Forge Trust Ltd
All good causes will be able to start earning vital income from weekly cash draws starting at the end of November.
The first draw will take place on Saturday, November 28, with a weekly jackpot of £25,000 for a matching sequence of six numbers and other prizes including £2,000, £250, £25 or three free tickets.
Tickets cost £1 with 60p going towards local good causes, compared with 28p in the pound for the National Lottery.
Cabinet member for culture, leisure and community protection, Councillor Helen Dyke, said: “I’m delighted that so many local groups have successfully met the criteria and will be able to benefit from this exciting new venture right from the start.
“We are currently considering applications from another 11 organisations and the message is that other groups can apply and come on board at any time – there is no deadline.
“I am in no doubt that the community lottery will create an extremely useful new income stream for smaller charities and groups in particular, who have been hit this year by the pandemic which has stopped a lot of the more traditional ways of fund raising.”
Players can enter for a chance to win at wyreforestcommunitylottery.co.uk.