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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.

Three year anniversary promotions

Saturday 20 February 2021 marks the three year anniversary of the Love Blaby Lottery. The lottery has raised nearly £83,000 for good causes since it started and has helped bring in extra income for local charities, community groups and sports clubs during the recent tough times. To celebrate our anniversary, we are running special promotions both for good causes that sign up before the anniversary draw and those that are already registered. Our lottery management company is also running an exciting national prize giveaway for players. Further information and terms and conditions of all of these promotions can be found below.

Promotion for new good causes

We are offering the chance for two new good causes to win a cash prize to celebrate the three year anniversary of the Love Blaby Lottery. The first prize is for £100 and the second prize is £50.

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 at the bottom of this webpage)
  • Organisation must have completed the registration process, including creation of an online account, and provided all supporting information requested (e.g. Governing document, policies and bank details)
  • Organisation must be ‘live’ on the Love Blaby Lottery website by close of play on 19 February 2021 ready for the draw on 20 February 2021

Process for draw

  • All qualifying good causes will be entered into a random draw that will take place as soon as possible after 20 February 2021 during office hours
  • The first good cause chosen at random will be awarded £100, the second good cause chosen at random will be awarded £50
  • The winning organisations will be notified by email or telephone as soon as possible after the draw
  • Payments will only be made to the winning organisations by BACS transfer to the organisation’s account

*Please note that this promotion is not open to good causes that are ‘live’ before 15 January 2021

Promotion for existing good causes

We are offering the chance for two good causes that are already registered to win a cash prize to celebrate the three year anniversary of the Love Blaby Lottery. The first prize is for £100 and the second prize is £50.

Eligibility for entry into draw

  • Organisation must be registered as a live good cause on the Love Blaby Lottery website as at 15 January 2021
  • Organisation must continue to meet the eligibility criteria for the Love Blaby Lottery.
  • Organisation must be up to date with income monitoring
  • Organisation achieves an increase in active supporter numbers (and tickets) between 15 January 2021 and 20 February 2021
  • An increase will be measured by the difference between total supporter numbers (and tickets) available on the dashboard for each registered good cause as at 15 January 2021 and again at 20 February 2021

Process for draw

  • All qualifying good causes will be entered into a random draw that will take place as soon as possible after 20 February 2021 during office hours
  • The first good cause chosen at random will be awarded £100, the second good cause chosen at random will be awarded £50
  • The winning organisations will be notified by email or telephone as soon as possible after the draw
  • Payments will only be made to the winning organisations by BACS transfer to the organisation’s account
Promotion for players

Our lottery managers are currently offering an exciting, national prize giveaway for players:

  • Be in the draw on Saturday 27 February 2021 to be in with a chance to win 1 of 5 £100 Etsy gift vouchers
  • How do I enter? It's simple. Just buy one or more tickets before Saturday 27 February 2021 and each ticket entered into the draw on this date gives you a chance to win. So more tickets, mean more chances to win
  • If you win, your chosen good cause also wins £100

Full details can be found at https://www.blabylottery.co.uk/

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.

If you would like to find out more, our Funding and Awards Officer is holding an information session online on Wednesday 27 January at 10am. To book your place email lottery@blaby.gov.uk

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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Last updated 15 January 2021
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