Lottery permit

Society lotteries must be registered and promoted on behalf of a properly constituted society established and conducted for either charitable purposes; or participation in or support of athletic, sports or games, etc or cultural activities. They require the printing of special lottery tickets containing stipulated information and no single ticket can cost more than £2. The maximum proceeds from any one lottery is £20,000. Lotteries which exceed this amount must be registered with the Gambling Commission.

The proceeds from these forms of lotteries can not be used for personal gain or commercial undertakings.


The registration fee is £40.

To maintain registration, you will need to pay an annual fee of £20.

How to apply for a lottery permit

Complete and submit the lottery permit application form

How to pay

After submitting the online application form you must pay the fee either over the phone or by cheque.   

To pay by phone

Contact us on 0161 253 5208.  Please make sure you have your debit or credit card handy. 

To pay by cheque

Make your cheque payable to 'Bury Council' and post it to Bury Licensing Service, 3 Knowsley Place Duke Street,Bury BL9 0EJ.

Please note:  If you are paying by cheque you must quote the reference number we e-mailed to you after you submitted your application form. Please write this on the back of your cheque.

Contact for Bury Licensing Service