The Pot O’ Gold Lottery is a charitable initiative, making grants available to registered, non-profit organizations in Ontario that work towards promoting Irish culture within the City of Toronto. Your purchase of Pot O’ Gold Lottery tickets helps support a wide range of Toronto’s Irish community groups.

Information about grant applications is below.

All draws take place live on the Hugo Straney Irish Radio Show, CHIN Radio AM 1540 (simulcast on 91.9FM and chinradio.com) – Sunday 10:00 a.m.

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2023 Pot O’ Gold Lottery Draws and Prizes:

Draw #1 Sunday, January 29, 2023 $1,400.00

Draw #2. Sunday, February 12, 2023 $1,300.00

Draw #3. Sunday, February 26, 2023 $1,300.00

Draw #4. Sunday, March 12, 2023 $1,300.00

Draw #5. Sunday, March 26, 2023 $2,500.00

Draw #6. Sunday, April 9, 2023 $1,300.00

Draw #7. Sunday, April 23, 2023 $1,300.00

Draw #8. Sunday, May 7, 2023 $1,300.00

Draw #9. Sunday, May 21, 2023 $1,300.00

Draw #10. Sunday, June 4, 2023 $1,300.00

Draw #11. Sunday, June 18, 2023 $1,300.00

Draw #12. Sunday, July 2, 2023 A 7-night trip for 2 to Orlando, Florida (value $2,400.00) or $1,400 travel credit or $1,200 cash

Draw #13. Sunday, July 16, 2023 $1,300.00

Draw #14. Sunday, July 30, 2023 $1,300.00

Draw #15. Sunday, August 13, 2023 $1,300.00

Draw #16. Sunday, August 27, 2023 $1,300.00

Draw #17. Sunday, September 10, 2023 $1,300.00

Draw #18. Sunday, September 24, 2023 $1,300.00

Draw #19. Sunday, October 8, 2023 $1,300.00

Draw #20. Sunday, October 22, 2023 A 3 or 4-night trip for 2 to Las Vegas (value $2,600.00) or $1,500 travel credit or $1,200 cash

Draw #21. Sunday, November 5, 2023 $1,300.00

Draw #22. Sunday, November 19, 2023 $1,300.00

Draw #23. Sunday, December 3, 2023 $1,300.00

Draw #24. Sunday, December 17, 2023 $1,400.00

Draw #25. Sunday, December 31, 2023 GRAND PRIZE $15,000.00 cash

GRANT APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

  1. Applicant must be a registered, non-profit organization in Ontario, with the express purpose of promoting Irish Culture within the City of Toronto.
  2. Proceeds from Grants must be used in Toronto, for projects promoting Irish Culture within Toronto.
  3. The project must contain a substantial proportion of volunteer labour.
  4. Grant Recipients must be pre-approved by Toronto City Lottery Licensing Department.
  5. Applicant must apply in writing to the I.C.S.T. Grants Committee citing specific details of the proposed project by July 31st of the preceding year.
  6. Applicant will be required to send one or two representatives to a Grants Committee Meeting if requested, to discuss their project.
  7. Applicant must be prepared to submit any documentation of their organization that the Grants Committee may deem necessary to reach a decision.
  8. Applicants are eligible for one grant per year.  Maximum grant $10,000.00

Grant Applications are dealt with in stages prior to a grant being awarded.

  • Grant Applications received are taken under consideration at a meeting of the Executive of the Irish Cultural Society of Toronto to determine their merit and to determine whether they should be considered by the Toronto City Lottery Licensing Department for approval.
  • A meeting of the Toronto City Lottery Licensing Department and Sinead Canavan, Co-Chair of the Pot O’Gold Lottery, is held in the Summer of each year.
  • Grant Applications pre-approved by the Toronto City Lottery Licensing Department are taken under consideration by the Executive of the Irish Cultural Society of Toronto and the Pot O’Gold Lottery Committee, at a Grants Meeting held in the Spring of each year.