Your School Lottery

Engaging and fun, lotteries are the ideal way to fundraise for your school and parent teacher association (PTA) and make a difference in the lives of your students.
From facilities to field trips and everything in between, Your School Lottery makes fundraising for your school easy.

No risk. No setup fees. No admin. Sign up online today and start fundraising with Your School Lottery.


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Make fundraising easier for your school and PTA

From organising school fetes to sitting outside a supermarket all day asking for donations – school fundraising can be a huge amount of effort for a not-so-huge return.

Lotteries are a more effective way to raise money, as players have the chance to win a fantastic prize and are encouraged to sign up to play weekly, helping you to plan and budget more effectively.

We provide everything you need to make your lottery a success

Expert advice and guidance

At Gatherwell, we work with 2200 schools across the UK to manage their online lottery and help them fundraise, making us the ideal partner to ensure your lottery achieves results.

Personalised lottery web page

When you sign up for Your School Lottery, you’ll get a dedicated web page for your school. You can upload your logo and add your own messaging so the lottery feels unique to you.

Launch plan essentials

In the lead-up to your lottery launch, we’ll provide you with useful tips and advice on how to promote your lottery and engage your community.

Customised marketing materials

Our marketing team will create materials such as flyers and emails to help you promote your lottery. These are designed to encourage your school community to support your cause.

Dedicated customer support

Our team is available over the phone and online to answer any questions you or your supporter might have, and help out with ticket purchases as needed.

Complete visibility

Watch the results in real time via our comprehensive online dashboard, giving you total visibility over how well your lottery is performing.

How it works

Simply sign up online and we’ll work with you to create your very own page on the Your School Lottery website. Once you’re set, your new digital lottery will help you fundraise year-round – even during the school holidays!

Tickets cost just £1, and your supporters will be delighted by the chance to win the guaranteed cash prize every week, as well as the £25,000 jackpot.

Your School Lottery is a win-win for those taking part and for the school. It’s easy to sign up and take part and each week there is a guaranteed winner from the school community… What’s not to love?!

Katherine Budden
Blackhorse Primary School Parent Teacher Association

Start fundraising with Your School Lottery today, or contact us to find out more.

Frequently asked questions

Want to find out more about local authority lotteries? Find the answers below.

How much does it cost to set up a school lottery?

Your School Lottery is fast and free to set up. Any fees are based on a percentage of ticket sales, so you won’t pay a thing until you’re bringing in fundraising pounds for your school or parent teacher association.

How much money goes back to my school?

We are committed to giving back as much as possible to the cause your fundraising is intended for. With Your School Lottery, 40% of all funds raised go back to the school. This is almost double what other national lottery providers give back.

Do I need a lottery licence?

Yes. It isn’t complicated, and we can guide you through the simple process of applying to your local authority.

How do the prizes work?

Each week your school will have a guaranteed cash prize winner. They will also go into the draw to win the £25,000 jackpot. The more supporters you school has, the larger the weekly guaranteed cash prize. There are also regular non-cash prizes such as holidays and vouchers.

Who runs the lottery?

Gatherwell takes care of day-to-day lottery operations, while you retain oversight and governance. Gatherwell manages the prize fund – relieving you of any exposure.

How much ongoing work is involved?

With Your School Lottery, the ongoing administrative burden is relatively low. Once the lottery is set up, all you need to do is promote the lottery to your community using the marketing materials we provide. You will need to submit lottery returns to your local authority every three months. We will provide you with the information you need to do this.

Can lotteries cause problem gambling?

Charity lotteries, often referred to as “incentivised giving”, are considered low risk in terms of contributing to problem gambling. Several research studies support this.

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Are we pressuring people into spending when they can’t afford to?

We know the people in your community are generous at heart, even when times are tough – but that doesn’t mean we should take from those who can’t afford it. Our lotteries typically cost £1 per ticket, which means they are less likely to break the household budget. Players can stop playing the lottery at any time should they need to.

How do I get started?

Creating your very own school lottery is quick and easy. Click the link below to get started.

Start a school lottery