Brent Council will be launching a community lottery to support the borough’s voluntary and community sector.

Its cabinet formally supported the proposals at a meeting on Monday (June 17), where councillors said it was important to back local good causes.

Tickets will cost £1, with 60p from each one sold going to support good causes in the region.

Participants – who must be aged 16 or over – will have the chance to win up to £25,000 if they match six numbers, while raising money for a council-approved organisation of their choice.

Cllr Krupesh Hirani, responsible for culture and leisure at Brent Council, said: “We have been given the go ahead to follow a positive trend to help support the voluntary and community sector and provide them with access to alternative sources of funding.

“We hope Brent residents will take part knowing that they are supporting their local charity or good cause as well as having the added incentive of winning some cash.”

Cllr Margaret McLennan, deputy leader of Brent Council, said cabinet was encouraged by success stories from other local authorities.

More than 50 councils around the country run a community lottery, including in neighbouring Harrow which launched its scheme earlier this year.

The programme will cost the council a one-off payment of just over £7,000 which Cllr Hirani noted is covered in its latest budget.