We want to enable as many organisations as possible to join the good causes lottery under the Torbay Lottery. As you will be joining under our overall gambling licence (Gambling Act 2005) we have to ensure that organisations meet certain criteria. There is no application fee.

Your organisation must:

Provide community activities or services within Torbay, which are of benefit to the residents of Torbay and help deliver our vision of a healthy, happy and prosperous Torbay and one or more of the Council's strategic themes from the Torbay Community and Corporate Plan, namely:

Community and People:

  • Ensure our town centres are safe and welcoming for all.
  • Keep children safe in their communities and provide safe environments for our young people to thrive in.
  • Ensure early intervention is effective and targeted.
  • Provide the best care and support available so that residents are empowered to achieve what matters most to them.
  • Provide clear signposting for those needing our help.
  • Support and encourage community action.
  • Improve wellbeing and reduce social isolation.

Pride in Place:

  • Draw investment into our towns and breathe life into our town centres, partnering with the private sector to deliver major projects.
  • Maximise heritage and cultural opportunities for the enjoyment and benefit of residents and visitors.
  • Ensure the effective operation of SWISCo to have resources to reinvest in Torbay.
  • Deliver priority capital projects within the Council's Capital Programme.
  • Improve the delivery, affordability and quality of housing (including housing standards) for residents in Torbay.
  • Improve the delivery of our planning service.
  • Protect and enhance our lived, built and natural environments, including our green spaces.

Economic Growth:

  • Encourage aspiration, providing opportunities for everyone to raise their skill level, particularly in high value careers.
  • Drive training opportunities across all sectors to empower people to improve their skills.
  • Improve transport links to and within Torbay.
  • Develop a year-round economy.
  • Increase the amount of full-time employment opportunities within Torbay.
  • Focus on inclusive growth, with opportunities which benefit everyone.
  • Have a formal constitution or set of rules.
  • Have a bank account requiring at least 2 unrelated signatories.
  • Operate with no undue restrictions on membership.

And be either:

  • A constituted group with a volunteer management committee with a minimum of three unrelated members that meets on a regular basis (at least 3 times per year); or
  • A registered charity, with a board of trustees;


  • A registered Community Interest Company, and provide copies of your Community Interest Statement, details of the Asset Lock included in your Memorandum and Articles of Association, and a copy of your latest annual community interest report.

We will not permit applications from:

  • Groups promoting a particular religious or political belief or activity, or a campaign that does not directly relate to the provision of community activities or services within Torbay.
  • Organisations that do not do work within the boundaries of the Torbay Council area.
  • Individuals.
  • Organisations which aim to distribute a profit.
  • Organisations with no established management committee/board of trustees (unless a CIC).

We are also unable to accept applications that are incomplete.

The Council reserves the right to reject any application for any reason.

The Council will reserve its rights to not accept or cease to licence any organisation with a minimum of 7 days notice for any reason. If fraudulent or illegal activity is suspected cessation will be immediate.

Once approved on the platform, you will receive:

  • Your own webpage on the Torbay Lottery website - with no set-up fees. You can edit your logo and description
  • You will get 50p from every paid ticket supporting your cause that is entered into a weekly draw
  • Monthly payment of the money you’ve raised through Torbay Lottery - with no banking fees
  • An online dashboard to track the performance of your lottery page
  • A lottery helpline to help your players with any queries they may have
  • Professionally prepared, seasonal marketing materials provided digitally in a range of formats