Who is Veterans Raffle?
A totally independent not-for-profit fundraising platform established to help smaller UK veterans' charities that support ex-forces & emergency services veterans who are suffering from mental health-related conditions such as PTSD, complex injuries such as loss of limb and those who find themselves out of work & homeless. This is a national veterans' lottery like no other; in the UK it apportions the highest combined percentage to charity & prizes, it has the best Jackpot winning odds, is the only UK lottery to have the potential to award up to 8 Jackpots per month, (when entrant numbers permit), and has the lowest operating costs in the UK due to being one of the only lotteries not to have a 3rd party profiting from or promoting their lottery, unlike most other veterans' lotteries.
Who benefits from the Veterans Raffle facility?
There are currently twenty plus associated charities that utilise this additional fundraising platform however, that figure is steadily growing as awareness of Veterans Raffle increases. The public select their preferred veterans' charity to support during the online registration process. Charity funding is attributed according to supporter preferences, so the more support a veterans' charity receives the greater their monthly funds. Veterans Raffle have no affiliation to any UK veterans' charity which means that every charity is treated equally. Veterans Raffle provides veterans' charities regular unrestricted funding to help secure their future services. Unlike other potential funding options, such as a grant application, this Veterans Raffle platform guarantees funding every month. Grants, on the other hand only offer periodic funding, and the drawn-out and complex application process doesn’t guarantee that an application will be either approved or that the total value of the application will be approved.
How much of my money goes to charity?
No other veterans’ lottery currently apportions a greater combined percentage to charity & prizes than Veterans Raffle and this is due to Veterans Raffle not having any 3rd party involvement. The simplicity of the Veterans Raffle funding platform keeps both security and costs to an absolute minimum. Operational costs are capped at an industry leading 5%. As a result, no other UK lottery can apportion anything close to our combined figure of ~95%. These are all-round exceptional figures when compared to any other UK veterans’ lottery, some of whom retain anything between 20% to 50% for their operational costs.
Is Veterans Raffle different to other lotteries?
Yes, it's totally bespoke!
Here is a summary of Veterans Raffle conditions:
- 18+ so no child participation
- Online only access
- Direct debit only payment
- Fixed £10 monthly donation
- No advance payments
- Holiday breaks available at any time
- Auto Exclusion if 3 failed payments in a row
A financially vulnerable person would struggle to be included in Veterans Raffle based on the strict registration/payment process. However, they could very easily choose to participate in most other UK lotteries from as young as 16yrs old and with hardly any protection to prevent/deter them from participation beyond their means.
The important thing to recognise is that the Veterans Raffle platform is designed to provide a consistent funding stream for UK Veterans' charities, which is why it's only attracting members of the public who can comfortably afford £10pcm.
Veterans Raffle guarantees that public support isn’t taken advantage of either by apportioning ~95% of the total proceeds to charity & prizes combined. Clear evidence that no 3rd party is profiting from the public’s generosity.
How do I Join Veterans Raffle?
By registering online and completing a £10pcm Direct Debit subscription. This method guarantees safe and secure payment and protects the vulnerable from exploitation as they cannot enter twice or be enticed into paying any additional amount to chase a rollover etc. Once you have completed the full registration process you are sent a confirmation email with a unique membership number. Your online account provides you with total control 24/7. You will then be automatically entered into all the monthly prize draws, which are drawn on the last day of every month.
Winners are automatically notified via our firstname.lastname@example.org email address. Your prize will only be transferred to you via BACS, so your account details will be requested. If no email response is received, then an SMS is sent via 07982 617582. If no response is received via both notification methods, we will make daily attempts (for 30 days) to speak with the winner on the same phone number as provided during registration.
Were can I see the Veterans Raffle draw results?
All Prize Draw results are published on their website and accessed via the WINNERS heading on the top of the front page.
What if my contact details change?
Update your contact details or put your account into 'Holiday' mode at any time by logging into your Veterans Raffle account. You have total freedom to 'come & go' as you please. There are no contracts to tie you down and restrict your movements and no notice periods if you choose to stop participating.