How we can support your fundraising
Raffleplayer.com enables traditional paper-based raffle and lottery programmes to be translated into internet-based fundraising campaigns. Raffleplayer.com is provided by CFP (an External Lottery Manager) and can manage all aspects of your online raffle and lottery activity.
Raffleplayer.com is conscious that your own charity branding and identity is key. We will therefore use your brand guidelines to create dedicated raffle promotion and payment pages which will mirror your existing website. These pages will be signed off by you prior to going live. They will be accessed by a dedicated URL (www.raffleplayer.com/yourcharity) which you should promote to your existing supporters, potential supporters and corporate affiliates.
Do charities need a licence to run an online raffle?
All raffles and lotteries, whether paper based or online require a licence from either their local licensing authority or the Gambling Commission. For more information go to http://www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/Gambling-sectors/Lotteries/Getting-a-licence/Do-I-need-a-licence/Do-I-need-a-licence.aspx
What do charities get for our fee?
As an External Lottery Manager we can manage all aspects of each raffle programme under licence from the Gambling Commission, including unlimited transactions, regulatory compliance, ticketing, accounting and lottery returns. We also provide a range of other support services, including advice on how to promote raffles more effectively.
Fully compliant platform
The software platform is provided by CFP who develop and produce the web pages; operate the payment function and are responsible for the payment of income back to the charity. CFP complies with all relevant codes and remote technical standards.
Raffleplayer.com is PCI compliant, which is an essential requirement for any organisation which takes card payments. The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a worldwide information security standard defined by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council. This standard was created to help organisations that process card payments to prevent card fraud through increased controls around data.
Protection of Customer Funds
All funds from ticket purchases are credited to a client account held with Natwest on behalf of raffleplayer.com, which is entirely separate from raffleplayer.com’s trading accounts. This is a key requirement of the Gambling Commission's licence compliance and is there to protect both the player and the charity. When a raffle takes place, proceeds are paid directly from this account to the charity.
Could our organisation use Raffleplayer.com?
To use Raffleplayer.com you need to:
Be a registered charity or non-profit organisation
Have a licence with the Gambling Commission or Local Authority
Have thought about how you could market your online raffle
To find out more about our low cost, easy-to-set-up service, please get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01628 828283.