Portsmouth City Council and HIVE Portsmouth are delighted to announce that as of the 1st June 2021, Portsmouth Lottery has transferred from the council to HIVE Portsmouth (an independent registered charity in Portsmouth) and will now be known as the Portsmouth Community Lottery.
The council has run the lottery since its launch in 2016 and in that time raised £257,940 for good causes in Portsmouth, with £106,000 of this being given out in grant funding.
HIVE Portsmouth is a strategic partnership in Portsmouth consisting of a representative group of the voluntary and community sector, NHS Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group and Portsmouth City Council. It works hand in hand with the groups, organisations and local people the lottery was set up to support, so will have the opportunity to continue the success of the lottery and help even more good causes benefit from taking part.
Father Bob White, chair of HIVE, said: “We are very much looking forward to managing the Portsmouth Community Lottery and we want to reassure the supporters of the lottery and the good causes that benefit from it, that apart from a new look, nothing else will change.
“We’d like to encourage everyone to get behind the Portsmouth Community Lottery. Whether you are a good cause that is looking for grant funding or a way to increase monthly income – or someone who wants to support your favourite good cause in the city by buying a lottery ticket; you can all help local groups and organisations thrive by taking part in the Portsmouth Community Lottery.
“If anyone has any questions, please just call our helpline on 023 9319 0888 or email us at email@example.com.”