Decision details

Arrangements for a Bracknell Forest Lottery

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


A report setting out the recommendations from the Lottery Working Group around detailed arrangements for a local lottery, following the Executive's support for the concept at its 25 January 2018 meeting



    i.        the establishment of a local lottery is supported, to be named the Bracknell Forest Lottery, on the broad terms set out in the previous report to the Executive in January 2018;


   ii.        the conclusions and recommendations of the Working Group are supported,  as set out in paragraphs 5.8 a) – h) of the Director: Finance’s report, including specifically to;


a)        Adopting the terms and conditions for the involvement of local voluntary organisations in the Lottery, as set out in Annex A of the Director: Finance’s report, which restricts involvement to charities active in the Bracknell Forest area;


b)        Delegating authority to agree allocations from the lottery’s central fund to the Executive member for Transformation and Finance (or such other Executive Member as the Leader may nominate from time to time), advised by a Working Group of non-executive councillors to be nominated by the Leader..

Reasons for the decision:

The Council acknowledges the positive impact that voluntary sector organisations can make in improving the lives of local people.  It was agreed by the Executive at its meeting in January that establishing and promoting a local lottery that can secure funding for such organisations will allow the Council to support them in a sustainable way.  The Working Group was established to advise the Executive on how a lottery would work in practice and to raise any additional points for consideration.

Alternative options considered:

Not applicable since it has already been determined that the conclusions of the Working Group will be reported back to the Executive. 

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Financial Impact: Minimal, as set out in the report to the Executive on 25 January 2018.

Declarations: None

Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No

Making Representations: In writing to the Director: Finance

Other reasons / organisations consulted

The Lottery Working Group was established by the Executive to review and advise on detailed arrangements for a local lottery.


The views of Involve were sought by the Lottery Working Group

Contact: Stuart McKellar, Director: Finance Email: Tel: 01344 352205.

Report author: Stuart McKellar

Publication date: 13/11/2018

Date of decision: 13/11/2018

Decided at meeting: 13/11/2018 - Executive

Effective from: 21/11/2018

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