Minstead Trust

minstead-trust support
£1 does amazing things

Minstead Trust provides training and support that improves the lives of over 300 people with learning disabilities.

They help people to enjoy fulfilling lives where they can chase their dreams, feel pride in their skills and feel happier and healthier.

Minstead Trust do this through support services that help people to live in their own homes and to learn new skills in day opportunities. They also run employability programmes that support people to learn work skills and gain work experience that can lead to paid work.

By playing the lottery you are helping Minstead Trust support people like Rachel and Louisa.

Read their story

This includes Louisa, who works in the Lily&Lime café in Portsmouth and says, ‘I have been doing events catering and baking in the café recently and helping to support other people to learn how to do this. My favourite part of working is it has made me more confident in myself. Working has made me more independent and has made my social skills a lot better.’

Work experience opportunities are available across their social enterprises, which include Furzey Gardens, Hanger Farm Arts Centre, Lily&Lime café and the Real Jam & Chutney Company.

Minstead Trust work along the south coast of England, from Poole to Portsmouth and aim to influence society to be more welcoming, inclusive and understanding of people with learning disabilities.

They give opportunities to people to try new activities to enrich their lives, including Richard who thrives in the community theatre. He says, ‘I am happy, I am helpful, I am an actor. I love acting. I really enjoy putting on a show for an audience, and for them to clap. My dream is to always be happy and to be seen by lots of people.’

Players of the lottery are helping them to go above and beyond minimum levels of care and support to help people live fuller and more independent lives.


Draw closes in:
02 Days
13 Hrs
06 Min
36 Sec

Did you know

From your very first game, you will be helping Minstead Trust to raise vital funds, some examples of what your contribution could pay for are:


would pay for the wool needed for products made in the craft workshop.


would pay for a sailing day at the local lakes.


would pay for a 1 day dance workshop for 1 person.


would pay for 1 person to go on a day trip out to an activity park.

Every play makes a small difference to the lives of vulnerable people – thank you.

How to play

Each entry to the draw costs £1. Our draws are run every week of the year, usually on a Friday. You can either set up a subscription to provide your chosen charity with a regular and reliable income, every week of the year, or you can play as and when you want to, whatever suits you best!

  • Step 1

    Choose how many weekly entries you want to play. It’s only £1 per play!

  • Step 2

    Provide your payment details. Direct Debit or Debit Card.

  • Step 3

    Sit back and wait to see if you have won. You can also check online after every draw!

Registered Charity Number: 1053319 www.minsteadtrust.org.uk