The Gambling Act 2005, which repeals the Lotteries and Amusements Act 1976, establishes a licensing regime for large non-commercial society and local authority lotteries administered by the Gambling Commission and continues a registration system for small non-commercial society lotteries administered by licensing authorities.
The Gambling Commission's guide to running a lottery (PDF: 171 Kb / 4 pages) is a useful source of information.
The application form for registration of a non-commercial society, lottery return form and explanatory notes are available to download:
By law, we maintain a register containing details of various licences issued. You can view this register online, or at the Town Hall, Penrith, during normal office hours. If you notice any apparent error or omission in the register, or if you have any query about it, please contact a member of the Licensing Team.