The Association of Guernsey Charities has announced a further 18 charities to receive grants from the Christmas Lottery. The 2014 Christmas draw was the most successful in its history with the rolling first prize reaching £1,220,600. The Association helps to promote the draw as all of the proceeds from tickets sold in Guernsey will be distributed to local organisations and good causes.
In addition to receiving £291,512 as a result of the 2014 Christmas Lottery, the States of Guernsey also gave the Association £97,239 of unclaimed prizes from previous years. The Association of Guernsey Charities distributed over £298,000 to 39 charities earlier this year.
For this second distribution, the Association received 26 applications requesting more than £280,000 – more than three time the amount available, which is the usual ratio for Lottery Grants.
Tickets are now on sale for the 2015 Christmas Lottery, and the first prize jackpot is rising fast as more tickets sell (it has been over £1 million for the past 2 Christmas Draws). There is also a £100,000 second prize, a £25,000 third prize, and 10 prizes of £1000. Each £2 ticket contains 2 seperate numbers for the lottery draw, plus a scratchcard with prizes up to £5000. This year's draw will be on 17 December. You can follow the progress of the draw on our Facebook and Twitter feeds.
Find out more about the projects supported with this second distribution of grants.