Councillors are due to discuss a proposal to introduce a council-run community lottery scheme at a Cabinet meeting on Thursday 24 January.
Horsham District Council has stated it recognises the essential role that voluntary and community groups play in our communities and hopes that the proposed community lottery will help to fund local good causes across the District.
Over 30 UK councils have now established lotteries and they have proved to be successful in raising additional funds to support a sustainable voluntary sector.
The lottery, if adopted, would be run in conjunction with an external lottery management company, which has expertise in this area and would be responsible for the day-to-day running of the scheme.
Commenting on the proposal, Horsham District Council Cabinet Member for Community and Wellbeing, Cllr Tricia Youtan, said: “Supporting the voluntary sector throughout the Horsham District is very much a priority for us as a council.
“The ethos of this lottery scheme is all about charities, volunteer groups and not-for-profit organisations.
“It will help local people support our community in a positive way that will make voluntary groups become more self- sufficient, and ultimately enable them to do more of the great work they already do.
“It’s all about raising additional funds to support those locally who need it most.”