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An event where good causes in Redditch can sign up to boost their funds is set to be held this coming Tuesday.

Next Tuesday, any voluntary community sector groups, charities or organisations will be able to attend an event and apply to benefit from the Redditch Community Lottery.

The Lottery, which will be launched for the public later in the year, will support good causes and provide the opportunity for them to receive extra funding.

Interested groups can find out how the Lottery will work and how they can benefit by attending a “Good Causes Launch Event” on Tuesday November 12, 6-8pm at Redditch Town Hall. They can even sign up on the night and be some of the first to benefit.

Good Causes could include anything from animal charities to disability groups, health charities, local scout groups and more. There will be some eligibility criteria, but it will be up to the groups in Redditch to put themselves forward.

VCS and charity organisations can nominate themselves, for free, to be added to a list of good causes. Players can then choose which good causes to donate 50% of the ticket cost to. A further 10% will go into the Redditch Community Fund pot.

Councillor Mike Rouse, whose portfolio covers Leisure Services, said: “We have been upfront about the council’s financial position and the challenges and difficult decisions we face.

“I am delighted about the launch of the community lottery which will provide an additional way for our valuable VCS to be supported, with up to 60% of the spend from each ticket up for grabs. Players can be assured that the money from their tickets will go towards supporting a good cause and they could be in the running for a £25k jackpot. So it’s win-win for everyone!”

The event will include two short presentations and the opportunity to ask questions, followed by light refreshments.

To attend and find out more about the Lottery contact us here.

More information about the Redditch Community Lottery is available here.