Helping each other to succeed.

Meet other hospices, get help and support, share ideas, develop expertise – and more.

Benefit from our combined size, resources and knowledge

The HLA is a network of 130 UK-based hospices, working together to help each other.

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Description About Us

Latest Regulatory News

Changes to lottery advice notes

Following the implementation of new licence social responsibility codes last week (SR codes 4.3.1 and 4.3.2), the Gambling Commission have updated the following advice notes for lotteries:   Lottery proceeds -...

PSA Consultation: Society Lotteries

The Phone-Paid Services Authority has launched a consultation inviting feedback on new rules designed to ensure society lottery operators prevent anyone under the age of 16 from being able to enter lotteries by text, provide clear information about how to claim winnings and offer access...

New remote technical standards come into force

In June 2017 the Gambling Commission published updated Remote technical standards, with new requirements coming into effect on 1 April 2018. The new RTS do not apply to holders of an ancillary lotteries licence. Remote gambling and software technical standards

Advice notes issued by the Gambling Commission

The Gambling Commission have published three new sets of advice on their website:   Private companies fundraising through lotteries Societies running lotteries for other good causes Using SMS short codes for lottery promotion

Why Choose Us

  • Helping to achieve mutual success for all our members

    The Hospice Lotteries Association was established to help those hospices 
    which operate lotteries to share information and benefit from each other’s experiences.

  • Our aim is to:
    • Promote its members hospice lotteries.
    • Encourage best practice and compliance with relevant legislation.
    • Provide mutual support through the sharing of knowledge and experience.
    • Provide representation of its members to the Lotteries Council and to any other governing or legislative bodies.
    • Keep members up-to-date with industry legislation, codes of practice and standards.
    • Receive representations from industry suppliers, to ensure that members are aware of the latest technologies and innovations.
    • Present a united body of opinion on matters relating to hospice lotteries when requested to do so or as necessary.
    • Provide increased credibility to its members.
  • Working together

    Working together all members can operate more successful lotteries – benefiting themselves and those who support us.

    We meet regularly – our calendar currently includes two members’ meetings each year, one training session and one annual conference. 

    We play an active role in the industry and have a strong relationship with industry bodies such as The Lotteries Council and the Gambling Commission. 

    Our members also benefit from legal representation - all members of the Hospice Lotteries Association benefit from IBAS coverage, for when independent 
    arbitration may be required.

    We welcome new members and hope that other hospices will join with us, to share their experiences and to help achieve mutual success for all.