Membership criteria

We want to enable as many good causes as possible to participate in our lottery. Set out below are a set of criteria that will be used in deciding whether or not to allow organisations/ groups to join Hive Lotto.

There is no application fee for organisations/ groups to join Hive Lotto.

Criteria for joining Hive Lotto:

Your organisation/ group must be one of the following specified organisations, or alternatively must meet all of the general criteria set out below:

Specified Organisations

a) A charity registered with the Charity Commission for England & Wales

b) A Parish or Town Council

c) Educational Establishment/ Parent- Teacher Association (or equivalent)

d) A “uniform” organisation (e.g Scouts, Brownies)

General Criteria

• Provide local community activities or services which are of benefit to residents of your area

• 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 one of the following:

• A constituted group with a volunteer management committee with a minimum of three unrelated members that meets on a regular basis (at least 3-4 times per year)

• a registered Community Interest Company (CIC), (such organisations must provide copies of their Community Interest Statement, details of the Asset Lock included in their Memorandum and Articles of Association, and a copy of their latest annual community interest report with its application to join the lottery).


Criteria v3 – 31 January 2017

We will not permit applications that:

• promote activities/groups promoting a particular religious or political point-of- view or belief

• are from individuals

• are from organisations which aim to distribute a profit

• are from organisations with no established management committee/board of trustees (unless a CIC)

• are incomplete

Applications not meeting the above criteria may be accepted at the discretion of the Director of Central Services.

The council reserves the right to

(a) reject any application;

(b) terminate the participation of any organisation with a minimum of 7 days’ notice for any reason, unless fraudulent or illegal activity is suspected where termination will be immediate.