Supporters must pay to enter and there must be at least one prize. Raffles that do not require a license are a ‘Small Raffle’ or a ‘Private Raffle’.

Small Raffle

  • Tickets cannot be sold to anyone under the age of 16 years old.
  • Tickets are sold at the same price (If tickets cost £1 you cannot have a ‘special offer’ of e.g. Five for £4).
  • Tickets must be sold on the day of the draw only (Not in the days leading up to it) and the results made public on the same day.
  • You can spend a maximum of £500 on prizes (Donated prizes’ value does not count so you can have as many donated prizes as you like).
  • You can have a gift voucher as a prize but not actual cash.
  • All proceeds must go to Birmingham Women’s Hospital Charity.

Private Raffle

  • Tickets are sold to people who are members of the same club, or who live/ work on the same premises.
  • The raffle can only be promoted to the members or to people on the premises.

You will need to email your Local Authority for a ‘Society Raffle’ if

  • Tickets are sold over a longer period of time (more than one day).
  • Tickets will be sold to the general public.

Just let them know when the raffle is happening, what prizes you are offering and how many tickets you hope to sell and they will advise you on the type of licence you will need and any costs that will be incurred.

For detailed information please see the Institute of Fundraising website