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 one or more of the Council’s five Corporate Plan key targeted actions, namely:
    • protecting all children and giving them the best start in life;
    • working towards a more prosperous Torbay;
    • promoting healthy lifestyles across Torbay;
    • ensuring Torbay remains an attractive and safe place to live and visit; and/or
    • protecting and supporting vulnerable adults.
  • 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 license any organisation with a minimum of 7 days notice for any reason. If fraudulent or illegal activity is suspected cessation will be immediate.