Make money for a good cause with a World Cup sweepstake

Posted on: June 1st, 2018 | by Daniel Mckeown | No Comments

How can you watch football and raise money for charity at the same time? It’s easy with a World Cup sweepstake.

They’re a great way to get everyone a bit more excited about the tournament, as well as encourage some friendly rivalry. Many of you will already be taking part in a World Cup sweepstake with your friends or colleagues.

Football World Cup Sweepstake

We know that many of you will already be taking part in a World Cup sweepstake with your friends or colleagues. So, why not raise some money for charity while you’re at it?

Sweepstake Rules

If you’ve never taken part in a sweepstake before, here’s what you need to know. Before the tournament starts, cut out the names of each team taking part in the tournament. Each player pays a fee to pick one team at random. If that team wins, that person wins.

If you want to step it up a gear, you could also order an appropriate trophy for the lucky winner – check out the trophy range we have on offer at low prices.

The Legal Bit

If you are going to run a sweepstake at your office, you have to make sure that you follow a few important rules:

  1. You can allow for some minor admin costs but nothing major.
  2. You can’t profit off it.
  3. It can’t be run over more than one location. So if your business has multiple locations, you’ll need a separate sweepstake at each one.

You can find out more about the legal side of office sweepstakes in this useful blog post.

Charity Donation

By adding a donation to charity as part of the sweepstake entry price, you can send a little of that World Cup fever to a good cause.

Many charities have their own kits which you can download or print out from their website. Have a look on Google to see what’s available. Alternatively, you can create your own with crayons or clipart.

Gift Aid

  • Gift Aid can only be redeemed on donations where the donor is not receiving any goods or services in return.
  • If a portion of the entry price is going to charity, this is not eligible for Gift Aid.
  • However, any voluntary donation by participants on top of the entry price is eligible.

Good luck and let us know who you get in your sweepstake!

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