Gambling Act 2005

Gambling Application Forms

Lottery Registration

Lotteries are sometimes referred to as raffles, totes, draws, and tombolas. They are a means for societies and other qualifying organisations to raise funds. 

In order to conduct a lottery, Societies must register with the Council where their principal office is located. We can only register Societies established for one or more of the following purposes:

  • for charitable purposes
  • for the purpose of enabling participation in, or of supporting, sport, athletics or a cultural activity
  • for any other non-commercial purpose other than that of private gain.

However, if the value of all tickets sold exceeds £20,000 for a single draw, or for the whole calendar year exceed £250,000 the society must register with the Gambling Commission.

Apply for a Licence

You are advised to read the relevant guidance and policy documents and contact the Licensing Department with any queries prior to completing an application.

You will need to provide the following items:   

  • A copy of the constitution of the society
  • Names and addresses of Chairperson, Treasurer and Secretary
  • The registration fee of £40

Lottery Returns

Registered societies are required to submit a completed for each individual lottery. The return must be submitted within three months of the date of the draw.

Renewing your licence

An annual permit renewal fee is £20. An invoice will be sent to the registered promoter for the annual fee and must be paid in the two months prior to the anniversary. Failure to do so may result in the cancellation of the registration. The fee can be paid by sending a cheque to the Licensing Department for the correct amount, made payable to 'Pembrokeshire County Council'.




The forms to apply for a premises licence are below. You will also find the forms to be used to give notice of your application to Responsible Authorities and to the public. You must give notice to the public outside the premises and in a local newspaper. Please consult the regulations for further details.

All forms should be sent to the Licensing Team with the appropriate fee.

As a public body, we are under a duty to protect the public funds that we administer, and to this end may use  the information you have provided on this form for the prevention and detection of fraud. We may also share this information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administrating public funds for these purposes.


ID: 2080, revised 08/02/2023