The Charity for Civil Servants will operate a Lottery – Spring Prize Draw 2021. Solely for the benefit of The Charity for Civil Servants, 5 Anne Boleyn’s Walk, Sutton, Surrey SM3 8DY.
All profits from our Lottery / Spring Prize Draw go directly towards funding The Charity for Civil Servants and its services.
The Lottery / Spring Prize Draw is governed by The Gambling Commission.
The Civil Service Benevolent Fund is licensed and regulated in Great Britain by the Gambling Commission under account number 28822.
Our Lottery / Spring Prize Draw is open to individuals who are aged 16 years or over and resident of Great Britain. Unfortunately, this excludes the Channel Islands, Isle of Man, BFPO addresses, and Northern Ireland.
By participating in the Lottery / Spring Prize Draw, you agree to our terms and conditions. All players are subject to these terms and conditions of business which will apply until superseded by an amended version.
The prize structure of the Lottery / Spring Prize Draw is clearly shown on the tickets on sale at £1 each. Tickets are available from The Relationship Fundraising and Community Team at The Charity for Civil Servants, 5 Anne Boleyn’s Walk, Sutton, Surrey SM3 8DY or email email@example.com and will also be sold by volunteers and partner organisations and promoted to supporters.
The prize structure for the Spring Prize Draw is:
1st Prize £1,000, 2 Prizes of £500, 2 Prizes of £250 and 5 prizes of £150.
Ticket counterfoils and payment to be returned to the Charity by Monday 17 May 2021.
Entries received after the Draw date will be accepted as donations.
Draw Date: Thursday 20 May 2021
Prize winners will be notified by post or telephone depending on contact details supplied, within three working days of the draw taking place.
Winning numbers will also be published on the Charity website after the draw that will take place on Thursday 20 May 2021.
Prize winners will receive payment to the appropriate value of the prize by BACS or cheque.
Winners details i.e. initial and surname will be published on the Charity website.
If you would like your prize to be donated to The Charity for Civil Servants please let us know, so that we can acknowledge your gift appropriately. We do follow up outstanding prizes wherever possible to ascertain your wishes, but in order to keep our administrative costs to a minimum if you have not cashed your Prize Draw cheque within six months, it will be treated as a donation.
Duty of care and data protection
The Charity for Civil Servants holds all data under the Data Protection Act (1998). We promise to comply with all Data Protection Act requirements and protect your personal data as well as securely storing any credit / debit card or bank data. We do not electronically store personal credit card details. NB: We do not sell or pass any of your data to third parties.
We are unable to accept online / telephone payments by credit card in line with new Gambling Commission legislation effective 4 April 2020.
To ensure that we keep you up to date with events and developments we may update you with information. If you do not wish to receive information from The Charity for Civil Servants or any of our products or services please write to the Data Protection Officer at the above address or email.
Please see our full privacy statement.
The Charity for Civil Servants cannot accept liability for third party loss, delay or theft of any communication send by post, email or fax, nor for any delays in banking systems which are beyond our control.
The Charity for Civil Servants has a statutory obligation under The Gambling Act 2005 to verify that members are 16 years or over. It is an offence for anyone under the age of 16 years to participate in a lottery. The Charity for Civil Servants, will, where appropriate, carry out checks to verify this requirements including if necessary seeking confirmation from relevant Agencies who can provide such information.
Players of the Lottery / Prize Draw must be resident in Great Britain (excluding Channel Isles, Isle of Man and Northern Ireland as they do not fall within the boundaries of Great Britain).
Entry into a draw is subject to confirmation of name, age and contact details of the applicant meeting the legal requirements to take part in a lottery / draw. We reserve the right not to accept and refund any payments made in that event.
Charity staff are excluded from participating in the Spring Prize Draw.
Change of personal details
It is the ticket holders’ responsibility to advise us of any change of address or any other details deemed necessary.
Responsible gambling and self-exclusion
The Charity for Civil Servants promotes responsible gambling. At any time, anyone can advise that they wish to be excluded from our Lottery / Spring Prize Draw. Any requests to be self-excluded from The Charity for Civil Servants Lottery / Spring Prize Draw should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 020 8240 2442/2448.
Anyone wishing to use this facility will have their details entered on an exclusion database.
The Charity for Civil Servants Social Responsibility in Gambling Policy Document is included below.
Self help and awareness information
The Charity for Civil Servants provide links to Gambling Support Organisations on our website, including GAMCARE, the leading organisation that provides practical help to problem gamblers. Further support can be found on the website links listed below.
Gamcare / Helpline: 0808 8020 133 (available 24 hours a day, seven days a week)
Any complaints and disputes will be dealt with in accordance with our complaints policy, a copy of which is available on our website. The Charity for Civil Servants is registered with the Fundraising Regulator.
In the event of a complaint or dispute not being resolved, it will be referred to arbitration. As a member of the Lotteries Council this will be referred to The Independent Betting Adjudication Service Limited (IBAS).
Social responsibility in gambling
The Charity for Civil Servants will operate a Lottery for their supporters in the UK (excluding Northern Ireland) for the sole purpose of raising funds for The Charity for Civil Servants.
The Charity is committed to ensuring that the lottery is operated in a secure, fair and socially responsible way and to endorsing responsible gambling amongst its members.
The Gambling Commission regulates gambling in the public interest. The regulatory framework introduced by the Gambling Act 2005 is based on three licensing objectives:
- Preventing gambling from being a source of crime and disorder, being associated with crime and disorder, or being used to support crime.
- Ensuring that gambling is conducted in a fair and open way.
- Protecting children and other vulnerable persons from being harmed or exploited by gambling.
This document sets out the Charity’s policies and approach to ensuring we approach any gambling activities in a socially responsible way.
Preventing gambling from being a source of crime and disorder
The Charity for Civil Servants maintains a formalised financial control framework, with procedures to minimise internal / external fraud.
The Charity for Civil Servants understands it’s responsibilities under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. We have procedures in place to monitor transactions and staff are trained to understand Money Laundering. We have a legal duty to report any transaction to the Police that we consider suspicious in nature.
- Will ensure age restrictions are adhered to.
- The individual is resident in the UK.
- We also retain the right to cancel participation should we suspect criminal activity.
Ensuring that gambling is conducted in a fair and open way.
We will ensure that:
- Players have access to clear information on matters such as the rules of the lottery and the prizes that are available.
- The rules are fair.
- Any advertising and promotional material is clear and not misleading.
- The results are made public.
Protecting children and other vulnerable persons from being harmed or exploited gambling.
We will use our best endeavours to address the following issues:
- Under age Gambling. It is illegal for individuals under the age of 16 to enter. If for whatever reason, upon winning any individual is unable to prove that they are 16 or over then any winnings will be forfeited. Training information will be made available to all staff / volunteers / stakeholders regarding the sale of lottery tickets to under 16’s and the procedure to take should they encounter this situation.
- Self Exclusion. A procedure is in place to exclude supporters from lottery mailings, upon request.
- Provide Information on Gambling Support Organisations. We will provide contact details or links on the Charity website or via other media to GamCare and other relevant / appropriate organisations.
- Self Help and Awareness Information. We will provide self help and awareness information on the Charity website or other media together with links to or contact details of GamCare and other relevant / appropriate organisations.