SO Charitable Lottery
We run a lottery scheme called ‘SO Charitable Lottery’ that supports local charities and voluntary groups in South Oxfordshire.
Tickets cost just £1 each, with 60p going to good causes and the local community.
Players can choose which local good cause(s) they want to support when they purchase tickets and prizes range from free prize draw entries to a £25,000 jackpot.
We do not receive any of the proceeds and from every ticket sold:
- 50p goes to registered good causes and 10p into a general fund, known as the SO Charitable Community Fund, which supports the voluntary sector in South Oxfordshire
- 20p to the prize fund
- 17p to Gatherwell, the external lottery management operator that runs the lottery on our behalf
- 3p to VAT
Proceeds from the general SO Charitable Community fund will be spent on providing vital support to a wide range of local organisations and community initiatives which have a beneficial impact on the local community. South Oxfordshire District Council is in the process of creating an award scheme to distribute funds and will provide details how organisations can apply on this website.
Information for good causes
It’s free to join for eligible voluntary, community or charitable groups as a beneficiary of the lottery. What’s more it’s quick and easy!