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Start a lottery

To put it simply

Our Lottery can help your charity raise vital funds!

Talk to us... we are the experts in lottery!

make a smile are one of the leading lottery providers for charities in Great Britain. We are committed to helping charities increase their income via a lottery and to make it as easy to set up as possible for you, with no up front costs. Talk to us if you are thinking of setting up a first time lottery or whether you have a lottery already but are exploring alternative options.

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By transferring to us

we can increase the income that your lottery brings in. make a smile lottery is run by a charity (St Helena in Colchester) so we know how important it is to raise funds but keep your supporters on board and feeling loved.

Ok, so why should i start a charity lottery with make a smile?

Lotteries are a fantastic way to raise funds

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But it is a time consuming project that involves a variety of human resources and cost

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That's why we are here to do all the hard work for you

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What is

the risk to

my charity?

There is no risk at all. No financial input or human resource is needed from your team. We provide the whole service!

How much

will my charity

expect to


You will achieve an income from the very first draw and a royalty payment from us every 3 months. As the number of lottery players supporting your charity hit certain levels, your pence in the £1 income grows! Your supporters support your charity with their lottery membership (not a share of the proceeds). Talk to us and we will be happy to provide you with financial projections.

What are the

other benefits of

make a smile

running my lottery?

Working with make a smile means that we can increase your supporter database with every new member playing for your charity. On average over 50% of our new lottery players when signed up are new to supporting your charity too. We are also happy to take collection buckets out with us when we are out and about talking about how the lottery can help your charity.

How will

make a smile lottery

get lottery players to

support my charity?

We manage a team of professional fundraisers responsible for recruiting members to play in support of your charity and promote your charity in your community. We also have a professional marketing team who work with you to increase online sign ups and create marketing materials and marketing support to get you recognised in the local community

We take care of everything!





Don't just take our word for it, see what our charity partners say about us!

“Tenovus Cancer Care will receive 75p for every £1 spent on the lottery, which will help our researchers find better ways to treat, prevent and support cancer patients and their loved ones.”

Terry Osborn, Director of Income Generation at Tenovus Cancer Care

“They are a wonderful team to work with. Everyone is so friendly and professional, and the setting up of our first lottery, which could have been quite a complicated and difficult process, was actually completely painless. It’s wonderful to be working with such great partners.”

Philip George, Chairman of Trustees, The Rob George Foundation

“Their fundraisers are professional and we love working with the whole team. The extra income that the lottery is bringing to us is just amazing.”

John Munro, CEO Wessex Heartbeat

``make a smile lottery have been a very professional, friendly and efficient team from the outset. We are very pleased with the number of players that have already signed up to make a smile lottery and we look forward to continued growth with this fantastic new fundraising product.``

Jill Purcell, Fundraising Manager, MS-UK

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