Irish Lotto Good Causes
The Irish Lottery has raised more than €4.5 billion for good causes throughout the Republic since its inception, which includes projects in the area of:
- Youth, sport, recreation and amenities
- Health and welfare
- Arts, culture, national heritage and the Irish language
The Irish National Lottery transfers any funds raised to the country’s Exchequer, from where they are used to contribute towards expenditures by various government departments on schemes that fall under the categories listed above.
Contributions to good causes are set at an annual rate of 65% of gross gambling revenues (defined as “sales minus prizes”). Projects that have received Irish Lottery funding include the Baton Twirling Sport Association of Ireland, the Clondalkin Youth Band and the St. Johns Ambulance in Drogheda.