Proposal for an Oxford Lottery to raise money for good causes
Decision Maker: City Executive Board (became Cabinet on 13 May 2019)
Decision status: Recommendations approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
An update report on the establishment of a lottery to raise money for good causes
Following the CEB meeting in March 2017, CEB requested that the Executive Director for Organisational Development and Corporate Services bring a further report to City Executive Board following soft market testing for an External Lottery Manager and engagement with the voluntary and community sector to understand the appetite for and implications of setting up the lottery.
The Executive Director Organisational Development and Corporate Services submitted a report which proposed the set-up of an Oxford lottery to raise resources for the voluntary and community sector in Oxford in light of the growing need to raise money for good causes within the city.
Councillor Susan Brown, Board Member for Customer and Corporate Services, presented the report.
The Board noted that the lottery required the grant of a licence from the Gambling Commission.
They asked that if the survey was repeated it should include a question asking if there was support for the principle of a lottery.
The City Executive Board resolved to:
1. Agree to set up an Oxford lottery to raise money for good causes within the city in accordance with the provisions of this report;
2. Delegate authority to the Executive Director for Organisational Development and Corporate Services, the arrangements to establish the lottery.
Report author: Paul Wilding
Publication date: 26/06/2017
Date of decision: 20/06/2017
Decided at meeting: 20/06/2017 - City Executive Board (became Cabinet on 13 May 2019)
Effective from: 24/06/2017