Raffles and lotteries

A raffle or lottery is a great way to raise funds for WaterAid. However, there are strict laws governing how they are run.

It is recommended that anyone thinking of running a raffle or lottery in England, Wales or Scotland should get a copy of the booklet 'Lotteries and the Law', available from the Gambling Commission.

Anyone thinking of running a lottery in Northern Ireland should contact the Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action for a copy of the booklet, 'Lotteries: A Guide for Voluntary Groups'.


There are laws and regulations referring to collections – please contact us if you would like to carry out a collection in aid of WaterAid. We can provide you with collection tins and buckets as well as further guidelines and information.