Skip to main content Skip to accessibility
This website is not compatible with your web browser. You should install a newer browser. If you live in Jersey and need help upgrading call the States of Jersey web team on 440099.
Government of

Information and public services for the Island of Jersey

L'înformâtion et les sèrvices publyis pouor I'Île dé Jèrri

  • Choose the service you want to log in to:


    Update your notification preferences


    Access government services


    Clear goods through customs or claim relief

  • Talentlink

    View or update your States of Jersey job application

Jersey Lottery and Fort Regent funding (FOI)

Jersey Lottery and Fort Regent funding (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 22 December 2023.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


From the initial proposal for the development of Fort Regent as a public amenity in 1963, how much money was provided each year by either:  


The Jersey Lottery (Channel Islands Lottery) 


The Government of Jersey



The Government of Jersey’s retention policies do not require all records to be retained for the period in question, therefore this information is not held, and Article 3 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 partially applies.

The report accompanying Proposition P.11/2001confirms on page 3 that “from the first Jersey Lottery Draw in August 1966 until the end of 1992, over £10 million was raised and transferred to the “Fort Regent Fund” to pay off the capital expenditure on the Gloucester Hall, etc.”. Please see the link below: 

States Assembly Pro​position 2001/31837-3855.pdf (​

Article 23 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 has therefore been applied.


There is no consolidated record of funds made available to ‘Fort Regent’. Through its life following refurbishment, the Fort incorporated a variety of different organisations, and operators, some commercial, some run by the Government. 

The Fort has been operated by a variety of different organisations. Jersey Properties holdings (JPH) is the latest to have responsibility for the location, however, does not have a specific budget in relation to the operation or maintenance of Fort Regent.  

Regarding the Government of Jersey’s Property Estate (the ‘JPH Maintenance Budget’). The maintenance of Fort Regent is only a small part of the work carried out within the JPH Maintenance Budget. 

The department’s systems are not configured in a way that will allow extraction of the specific details requested. Therefore, this information is not held, and Article 3 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 applies.

Articles applied 

Article 3 - Meaning of “information held by a public authority”

For the purposes of this Law, information is held by a public authority if –

(a)     it is held by the authority, otherwise than on behalf of another person; or

(b)     it is held by another person on behalf of the authority.

Article 23 - Information accessible to applicant by other means

(1) Information is absolutely exempt information if it is reasonably available to the applicant, otherwise than under this Law, whether or not free of charge.

(2) A scheduled public authority that refuses an application for information on this ground must make reasonable efforts to inform the applicant where the applicant may obtain the information​

Back to top
rating button