Good causes working in Brent were invited to aspecial event to sign up to receive funds from the Brent Community Lottery on Wednesday 9 October.

The borough's Voluntary and Community Sector isin need of a cash boost after it has faced funding cuts, alongside BrentCouncil, following years of Government led austerity.

The Brent Community Lottery, which was giventhe go ahead by Brent Council's Cabinet in June, will provide a new incomestream to the local Voluntary and Community Sector in the borough.

Anyone who buys a ticket for the lottery willbe in with the chance to win up to ?25,000 while raising money for a local goodcause or charity of their choosing.

60% of cash raised will go straight to localgood causes with the other 40% providing the prize fund for winners, coveringVAT and the running of the scheme.

Councillor Tom Miller, Cabinet Member for Community Safety and Engagement said:"The Community Lottery model is already being used very successfullyby over 50 other councils across the country. We have now been given the goahead to follow this positive trend to help support the Voluntary andCommunity Sector and provide them with access to alternative sources offunding. We hope good causes will sign up to benefit from this initiative andthat Brent residents will take part knowing that they are supporting theirlocal charity or good cause as well as having the added incentiveof winning some cash."

If you would like to sign up as a 'good cause'please go to where you'll findfurther information and the online application form

Ticketsfor the lottery will be on sale in November 2019.

Keepan eye on our website and social media for more details.