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Fundraising for Parish Councils

Money raised through fundraising provides vital funds to Parish Councils to make a difference in the experience for residents in their parishes, giving the ability to fund additional initiatives that cannot be covered or fully supported by the annual precept and other local income.

Many Parish Councils proactively raise additional funds, some of the most well-known methods being donations from individuals for specific projects and traditional local fundraising events.

These fundraising activities are valuable and as a Parish Council it is worth taking time to explain what’s involved with these activities and to promote them locally. Setting up a page on your website is a great place to start. This page should include all the essential details and give tips on the best approach.

There is also a very valuable way of generating helpful recurring funds that many Parish Councils are taking advantage of… a charity lottery. Lotteries allow Parish Councils to raise money from the public in a way that has broad appeal. The added incentive of a prize enables Councils to engage with those who may otherwise not donate, and gain new supporters.

In the past, due to their cost and complexity, lotteries have only been used by larger charities and organisations. However, Woods Valldata have created an simple, inexpensive, off-the-shelf charity lottery product that is specifically designed for smaller charities, called Affinity Lottery.

Affinity Lottery for Parish Councils

Affinity Lottery is a low-cost lottery product that is ideal for Parish Councils. As a Council, you can have a lottery setup and running within 2 weeks. Branded to your Council the lottery includes all you need for success including a website to promote your lottery and comprehensive online lottery management.

The cash prizes on offer in Affinity Lottery are significant, giving the lottery broad appeal. All the prizes are administrated by Woods Valldata, who are registered External Lottery Managers audited annually by the Gambling Commission.

Affinity Lottery includes:
– low set-up fee and pay-per-play only ongoing costs
– your own bespoke lottery website
– real-time access to data and reporting on your lottery
– password protected player login to their account
– Gambling Commission compliant operations and draw management, with all prizes covered by Woods Valldata

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