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Who and what is Sporting Chance Prize Draw?

Sporting Chance Prize Draw is a not-for-profit organisation that brings together the UK's sporting community and charities. We create and run the annual Sporting Chance Prize Draw (every March), secure amazing sporting prizes and manage the promotion. Our charity partners use our platform to raise funds from their own donor and supporter bases.

Is Sporting Chance Prize Draw a charity?

No. Sporting Chance Prize Draw is a private limited company (number: 07664618).

We are a not-for-profit organisation created with the single ambition to raise funds for UK-based charities. You can find a list of the charities we are supporting here.

Does Sporting Chance Prize Draw comply with UK Gambling Laws?

We operate as a Prize Draw. No payment is necessary to enter Sporting Chance Prize Draw; we include a method of free entry via post which complies with the requirements of the Gambling Act 2005.

When is the Prize Draw open?

Sporting Chance Prize Draw is next open for entries between Friday 28th February, 12 noon (GMT) and Friday 14th March, 12 noon (GMT) 2025.

In 2024, stay tuned for exciting updates and sporting prize reveals!

In a nutshell, how does the Prize Draw work?

The UK's sporting community kindly donates exciting sports-related prizes, at no cost.

On 28th February 2025 at 12 noon (GMT), the Prize Draw opens and is available to enter, here.

Each donation made goes to the donor's chosen UK charity, accessible via our drop-down list, or a unique URL provided by the charity.

To enter for free by post, please see section 9(b) in our Terms & Conditions.

On 14th March 2025 at 12 noon (GMT), the Prize Draw closes. The draw is made later that day.

The winners are revealed from 17th March.

The process of gathering amazing sporting prizes then starts again!

What are the rules?

Our Terms & Conditions explain the rules in detail.

What is pay-by-bank? is our open banking payments partner. Donating using Volt enables you to do so directly from your bank account, via your mobile banking app. It's faster, easier and safer than paying by card – and your charity of choice receives your donation in real time.

Confirmation of your donation will appear in your payment history. You won’t receive a separate email confirmation. Read more in our handy explainer, here.

How many Prize Draw Entries did I receive?

All donation amounts and the corresponding number of Prize Draw Entries are available to view as you enter the Prize Draw.

Our Terms & Conditions also lists the number of Prize Draw entries per donation amount. After you've entered, your pay-by-card email confirmation will not include your Prize Draw entries, but rest assured, they are included in the Prize Draw.

How are the winners drawn?

The prize winners are drawn through a random computer procedure soon after the closure of a Sporting Chance Prize Draw.

The process of drawing the winners is witnessed and verified by an independent party.

I've won! Can I choose my prize?

No. The prizes are drawn in order and prizes allocated to winners on that basis.

Each entry into the Prize Draw gives you a sporting chance of winning an amazing prize.

If you want to pass your prize on to friends or family, you can! Nearly a third of our 80 prize winners in 2023 decided to gift their prize to a lucky friend, colleague or relative.

When do I find out if I’ve won?

All winners will be contacted, twice, by email. Make sure to add to your safe sender email list. If we receive no response, thereafter, we reserve the right to reallocate the prize.

An email containing the Prize Draw results will be sent to all entrants of Sporting Chance Prize Draw soon after its closure.

How are the prizes sourced?

We work with individuals, clubs, and businesses from across the UK’s sporting community to secure amazing prizes. Donors contribute their prizes free-of-charge.

Do the charity partners donate prizes?

Some of our sporting prizes are donated by our charity partners who operate in or have partnerships in the sports sector. These donations are sourced at no financial expense to the charity.

Do the charities really get 100% of donations?

100% of your donation goes to the charity you select when you enter the Prize Draw.

If you are unsure about which charity to support, you can select the ‘no preference’ option at the top of the drop-down list of charities. 100% of donations received via this option will be split equally amongst our charity partners.

How do we guarantee that 100% of the funds raised go to charity?

We are financed by several 'Founder Partners' (Corporate Sponsors) who ensure all administration costs associated with the Sporting Chance Prize Draw platform are paid for. This includes any donation transaction fees that donors decide not to cover themselves. Therefore, all the money raised from the Prize Draw is donated to charity.

Why do we support UK-based charities?

Many small charities across the UK had their fundraising events postponed - or cancelled entirely - because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Sporting Chance Prize Draw was formed as a response – offering UK charities the chance to fundraise without the need to create or deliver an in-person fundraising event. Now, we are becoming a bridge between UK sport and UK charities.

How much has been raised to date via our platform?

Over £220,000 has been raised for charity via the Sporting Chance Prize Draw platform so far.

Our first four Prize Draws, held in March 2021 - 2024, helped support small UK charities at a time when income from fundraising events was impacted because of the pandemic, and then further affected by the ongoing cost-of-living crisis.

Next year, we will be accelerating our impact even further. We look forward to sharing our plans for Sporting Chance Prize Draw 2025 later this year.


100% of your donation will go to a Sporting Chance Prize Draw charity partner of your choice.