GambleAware recognises the importance of being open and transparent about its sources of funding. Find out more about how we raise funds below.
Who we are, and what we do
GambleAware is a grant-making charity using best-practice in commissioning, including needs assessment, service planning, evaluation and outcome reporting to support effective, evidence-informed, quality assured prevention of gambling harms. Guided by a public health model, we commission integrated prevention services on a national scale and in partnership with expert organisations and agencies, including the NHS, across three areas of activity:
- Commissioning the National Gambling Support Network, formerly known as the 'National Gambling Treatment Service'.
- Public health campaigns & practical support to local services
- Commissioning research & evaluation to improve knowledge of what works in prevention
GambleAware is wholly independent and has a framework agreement with the Gambling Commission to deliver the National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms within the context of arrangements based on voluntary donations from the gambling industry.
Our fundraising ask
We ask all those who profit from the gambling industry in Great Britain, whether or not they hold a licence from the Gambling Commission, to donate a minimum of 0.1% of their annual Gross Gambling Yield (GGY) directly to GambleAware.
GambleAware is at the forefront of commissioning a National Gambling Support Network, working with the NHS and others such as Citizens Advice to help direct people to the right intervention. However, less than three per cent of the reported number of problem gamblers access services currently so it is clear there is much more to be done in both raising awareness about this serious public health issue and commissioning more prevention and treatment services.
From 1 January 2020, operators must direct their annual financial contribution for gambling research, prevention and treatment (RET), as required by the Gambling Commission’s Social Responsibility Code Provision 3.1.1.(2), to one or more of those organisations approved by the Gambling Commission here. GambleAware is an approved organisation that carries out research, prevention and treatment work. The Gambling Commission will collate information about LCCP RET contributions and publish this information at least annually.
Donations Acceptance and Refusal Policy
GambleAware makes fundraising decisions in pursuit of our vision of a society where everyone is safe from gambling harms. To ensure that we do not accept donations which may compromise our independence and values we publish our Donations Acceptance & Refusal Policy.
Donor Interaction Protocol
Interaction with donors is a necessary element of the charity’s work to raise funds in furtherance of our purposes. However, all interactions with representatives of licenced gambling operators and other organisations and individuals connected with the gambling industry are governed by a strict Donor Interaction Protocol to ensure that fundraising activity remains completely dissociated from commissioning activity.
For further information, please do not hesitate to send an email to email@example.com.
We look forward to working with you to inspire the industry as a whole to contribute a full and fair share to address the evolving challenge of reducing gambling harms.
At GambleAware, we are committed to ensuring that we are open and transparent about our fundraising and spending. One of our key values is acting with integrity and we are always honest about where we get our money and the way in which it is spent. We are registered with the Fundraising Regulator, and have signed up to the Fundraising Promise, demonstrating our commitment to best practice. Our Fundraising Complaints Procedure is available on request.
- On this page
- Who we are, and what we do
- Donation Form
- Our fundraising ask
- Donations Acceptance and Refusal Policy
- Donor Interaction Protocol
- Further information