The Great Tombola
As a not-for-profit organisation, registered as a charity and as a company limited by guarantee, we shall provide small charities with a UK-wide, online lottery which will be like a massive version of a society raffle or a village tombola.
September 2011 - December 2016
The Small Charities Fundraiser Ltd
The chronic shortage of funds which is crippling small charities. They have no income from capital, diminished income from supporters and reduced prospects of support from local authorities and government.
The Great Tombola provides small charities with lifeline - a means to generate funds for themselves.
Any charityn registered with the Charity Commission or OSCR and turning over less than £25000 pa can apply to enter The Great Tombola. They are then given a page on the website. They encourage their supporters to log on and go to their own page where participants can buy tickets in favour of that specific charity.
Out of a £1 ticket sale, 60p goes directly to the chosen charity's bank account, 25p goes to the prize fund and 15p goes to administration.
To create a functioning demo website to show to prospective backers and commercial partners
Activities» Commission a website from White October - our chosen sub-contractors with design by Pearce Marchbank RDi, our chosen designer
Success will be...the approval of those people for the website they are shown
To engage the interest and support of commercial partners
Activities» I shall develop contacts with the national corporations which might support the project and provide enhanced prizes
Success will be...the signature of contracts for such support
To develop working partnerships with suitable charitable bodies
Activities» I shall further develop the contacts I have already established with the Small Charties Coalition and with Rotary UK-wide
Success will be...the signature of contracts or letters of agreement with those bpodies
To employ suitable staff
Activities» Give company contracts to the people who are already helping me on a freelance basis and to new candidates yet to be found
Success will be...the issuing of contracts to those people
To launch The Great Tombola as a nationwide event
Activities» I shall utilise media contacts acquired during a 40-year career as a journalist
Success will be...a flood of applications from small charities for membership of The Great Tombola
Ten £1m lotteries a year will return £6m to charities. As many as 240 small charities might therefore earn the £25000 pa which is their statutory maximum
Intended commercial partners might not sign up. Answer: find others.
Charitable bodies might not be enthusiastic: Answer: develop a more persuasive approach
Small charities might not join. Answer: improve marketing and communication
By any means and in any terms they want
Budget - Project Cost: £100,000Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £35,000 website creation of functioning website £20,000 design logo, letterheads, website, promo material £20,000 office rent, rates, equipment and insurance £15,000 wages pay for staff prior to trading £5,000 professional fees lawyers and accountants £5,000 advertising local and regional media
Current Funding / Pledges
Source Amount Trustee £750 Guaranteed Trustee £750 Guaranteed
Office in Dunfermline, Fife.
Small charities and their beneficiaries acrosss the UK
I invented the idea and have enlisted the support of a fine body of trustees and some very good potential employees
Read more about the Charity running this project.
Lottery Manager Saskia has 15 years experience of business, is highly trained and motivated and has run her own charity.