How Funds Are Used
The ASL is a series of weekly lotteries. Tickets cost £0.75 each per week with a maximum of 5 tickets per person. Winners are determined by a random number selector system. The draw takes place every Friday and is independently witnessed. Prize winners are notified by post. All units are notified by email and results are announced on local Service’s radio, where the service exists and Soldier Magazine.
The weekly prize fund is £25,000, distributed as follows:
- First £10,000
- Second £5,000
- Third £4,000
- Fourth £2,000
- Fifth £1,000
- Consolation 15 x £200
The weekly prize fund (approximately 50% of weekly income) is set in accordance with Gambling Commission regulations. A bi-annual Super Draw is conducted in July and December when the prize fund for that week doubles.
The aim of ASL is to support:
- Individual officers, soldiers and teams undertaking an authorised Overseas Tour/Visit.
- Olympic, Paralympic, Commonwealth Games and other International competitors.
- Winter Sports competitors.
- ASCB Charitable Fund.
- Other sporting activities/requirements.
Eligibility For Grants
Travel within UK/Germany.
ASL members are eligible to apply for a grant towards the cost of travel only for a unit Tour/Visit within UK/Germany authorised by the CO. The Tour/Visit must take place at least 100 miles from the unit barracks, must be competitive and comprise at least 2 matches, one of which must be against a civilian team.
A copy of the CO’s authority must accompany the grant application.
Overseas Tour / Visits
ASL members are eligible to apply for a grant towards the cost of travel only for an authorised Overseas Tour/Visit. The Tour/Visit will normally be competitive, although some Training Camps are also permitted.
Authority to undertake an Overseas Tour/Visit must be obtained in advance from ASCB in accordance with Reference D (or successor).
Grants are awarded subject to the following limitations:
- Maximum number of tourists per gender as laid down in Appendix 1.
- Maximum of one Army, Corps, unit team or individual tour per year per sport per discipline per gender (if affordable) where appropriate.
- In the event of Concessionary Non Fare Paying travel being subsequently authorised, the grant is to be returned, less the cost of the flight/s.
- Maximum use of concessionary fares should be made wherever possible. Details of the ASCB discounted ferry travel from Dover to Calais and Calais to Dover can be obtained from Ch Clk ASCB (Aldershot Mil (94222) 3569) and Sec BA (G) Sport Board (Rheindahlen Mil (94872) 2545) respectively.