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Love Blaby Lottery

The Love Blaby Lottery is Blaby District Council's weekly online community lottery raising money for local charities, community groups and sports clubs.

  • Players can win up to £25,000 with a 1 in 50 chance of winning a prize each week
  • Play for £1 per week with 60 pence from every £1 ticket going to good causes
  • Players decide which good cause to support

Players must be 16 years old or over and resident in the UK. For more information on how to play and to buy tickets online visit the Love Blaby Lottery website or call 0116 380 0775.

Always play responsibly. If you need advice or support around gambling, visit the BeGambleAware website below.

Celebrate our 4th birthday! 

To celebrate four years of the Love Blaby Lottery we are running special prize promotions to coincide with our anniversary draw on Saturday 26 February 2022. We are offering cash prizes of £250 for one lucky good cause that registers in time as well as a supporter with a ticket(s) in the anniversary draw. Full details of the promotions are given below. 

Terms and conditions for Good Causes prize promotion

We are offering the chance for a new good cause to win a cash prize to celebrate the four year anniversary of the Love Blaby Lottery. The prize is for £250.

To be eligible for entry into the random prize draw all of the following criteria must be met:

  • Organisation must meet the eligibility criteria for the Love Blaby Lottery (available to download on this webpage)
  • Organisation must have completed the registration process, including creation of an online account, and provided all supporting information requested (for example governing document, policies and bank account details)
  • Organisation applied to join the Love Blaby Lottery on or after 1 January 2022
  • Organisation must be ‘live’ on the Love Blaby Lottery website by close of play on 25 February 2022 ready for the draw on 26 February 2022

Process for draw

  • All qualifying good causes will be entered into a random draw that will take place as soon as possible after 26 February 2022 during usual office hours
  • The winning organisation will be notified by email or telephone as soon as possible after the draw
  • Payment will only be made to the winning organisation by BACS transfer to the organisation’s acount
Terms and conditions for Supporters prize promotion

We are offering the chance for a supporter of the Love Blaby Lottery to win a cash prize to celebrate the four year anniversary of the Love Blaby Lottery. The prize is for £250.

To be eligible for entry into the random prize draw all of the following criteria must be met:

  • The draw/competition is open to residents of the United Kingdom aged 16 years or over
  • Closing date for entry will be Saturday 26 February 2022 at 8pm BST
  • Entry into the draw will be made by purchasing a ticket for the Love Blaby Lottery before Saturday 26 February 2022
  • All supporters with a ticket in the Saturday 26 February 2022 draw will be entered into this promotional draw (subject to full payment being received)
  • Winner must agree to publicity and promotion

Process for draw

  • All qualifying supporters will be entered into a random draw that will take place as soon as possible after 26 February 2022 during normal office hours
  • The winning supporter will be notified by email or telephone as soon as possible after the draw either by Blaby District Council or Gatherwell (External Lottery Manager)
  • Payment will be made to the winning supporter by BACS transfer to the supporter’s bank account provided during the registration process

If you want to know more about how the Love Blaby Lottery works and how your organisation could benefit, join our Funding and Awards Officer for a virtual information session via zoom on Thursday 3 February at 12-1pmClick this link to join the meeting on the day

Registering a Good Cause

It is FREE for organisations to join the Love Blaby Lottery and you receive lots of help to promote your cause. You can spend the proceeds however your organisation needs. So, if you’ve not already signed up, it’s a great time to join the Love Blaby Lottery and start raising money in a matter of days!

How much money could your organisation raise by joining the Love Blaby Lottery?

Number of tickets in play per week Projected annual income for good cause
10 £260
20 £520
30 £780
50 £1300

The projected annual income is based on maintaining a consistent level of ticket sales per week.

For more information, help to register your good cause or buy tickets by telephone contact 0116 380 0775 or email support@blabylottery.co.uk  Lines open 9 am - 5.30 pm, Monday - Friday (excluding Bank Holidays). 

Read more about how other good causes are benefitting from being part of the Love Blaby Lottery.

Croft Happy Circle raising £1250 a year

Croft Happy Circle is a village social club run by volunteers that has been meeting in Croft for over 60 years. The meetings bring residents of the village together regularly, especially any who may be living alone, to help them maintain a social network and lessen any feelings of isolation or loneliness.

Secretary of the group, Alan Wing, explains how the lottery has helped during the pandemic: ‘We have spent a small amount making up and delivering bags of goodies to all our 51 members at roughly monthly intervals over the last few months. These gifts have been well appreciated by all who received them and have let them know they have not been forgotten during the long time we have not been able to meet or go on outings.’

Huncote Community Library raising over £300 a year

Huncote Community Library re-opened in March 2017 at the back of the Methodist Church. It is run entirely by volunteers and relies on donations and grants to keep running. As well as the lending service, the library also runs a coffee morning and other community activities.

Secretary of the committee, Margaret Leach says: ‘Since March we have spent some of the money towards making our library COVID 19 safe, as the purchase and fitting of screens was more expensive than we had estimated. It has been invaluable to have this steady income when our regular coffee mornings and book sales have not been possible. Huncote Community Library is extremely grateful to be a part of this excellent local project. It is also useful to have the resources that help to publicise the lottery and the extra prizes that have been added as extra incentive.’

Would you recommend the lottery to other organisations? ‘Yes! It is also great to see communities supporting each other which is part of the ethos of our community library’.

Forever Savvy raising £650 a year

Forever Savvy offers vocational training and support to adults with learning disabilities. Their aim is to make life more meaningful for people with a learning disability by providing outdoor education centres and a café setting with the sole aim of helping people to take their first steps towards employment. Their community projects enable people to work with animals, on the land, or within their own Tea & Coffee Shop. Based within a safe environment, they give people the opportunity to learn new life and work skills, and to achieve a healthy emotional and physical balance in their lives. 

Angie Stokes, Family Liaison Officer, says: ‘This year has been difficult with Covid and the initial shutdowns. We have spent some of the money on purchasing tablets so some trainees without suitable equipment could access our daily zoom and facebook sessions to keep them occupied and feeling part of the team whilst isolating at home. This made a big difference and kept them in touch with others, enjoying the daily exercise session, seeing the horses, watching some basic cooking lessons and chatting on zoom to feel still part of the team.

We would like to say a big thank you to the Love Blaby Lottery. The money we receive is certainly helping our trainees especially in this pandemic. It is helping us look after their mental welfare as well as just keeping in touch with the organisation.’

Whetstone Good Neighbour Scheme raising nearly £600 a year

Whetstone Good Neighbour Scheme was formed in 2016 by a group of volunteers who live in Whetstone. It aims to provide neighbourly assistance to those residents of Whetstone who are vulnerable or in need.

Lou Hathaway, Chair, says: ‘The income from the Love Blaby Lottery has made us flexible in how we are able to help the vulnerable residents in Whetstone. When COVID hit this year it enabled us to purchase food hampers up front, purchase masks and hand sanitisers for all volunteers, produce newsletters about the scheme to spread the word about what we do and how we can help and purchase a new phone contract to help deal with all the telephone calls which has been a lifeline to many of our services users. Befriending in these isolating times is so important to mental wellbeing. We have found it has not only helped our service users but also our volunteers, as we have all felt these effects’.

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