London, 25 July 2022: GambleAware, the leading charity keeping people safe from gambling harms, has today published the list of donations and pledges it received during the first quarter (Q1) of the current 2022/23 financial year.
In order to be transparent in the context of the current voluntary funding arrangements, GambleAware publishes details of donations and pledges received from those that derive an income from gambling in Britain on a quarterly basis.
Between 1 April 2022 and 30 June 2022, the charity received a total of £435,641.35. This was given in the form of voluntary donations from the gambling industry and excludes regulatory settlements and additional donations.
All those who profit from gambling are asked to donate a minimum of 0.1% of their annual Gross Gambling Yield (GGY) to GambleAware each year; and those with an annual GGY of less than £250,000 to donate a minimum of £250.
All funds donated to GambleAware go towards activity which is delivered against the charity’s commissioning objectives, and is supportive of a collaborative, whole-system approach to the prevention of gambling harms.
Looking ahead, GambleAware continues to call for a compulsory levy to support a sustainable, long-term funding model and ensure the successful delivery of the research, treatment and prevention services needed to prevent and treat gambling harms.
The full list of organisations and the amount donated is available to view in full here.
- GambleAware is the leading charity (Charity No. England & Wales 1093910, Scotland SC049433) working to keep people safe from gambling harms. We do this by leading public health campaigns and driving the transformation of treatment and prevention services.
- Every year we fund access to free, confidential treatment for nearly 12,000 people and over 41,000 calls to the National Gambling Helpline.
- GambleAware is an independent charity, accountable to the Charity Commission, with an extremely robust system of governance processes in place. The majority of our Board of trustees are leaders within the NHS and public health sector.
- Information on how to calculate the recommended annual contribution to GambleAware can be found here.
- All those who profit from gambling in Britain can pledge to support GambleAware in our current year by completing, signing and returning our 2022/23 donation form.
- We work in close collaboration with the NHS, clinicians, local and national government, gambling treatment providers, as well as other services like mental health, substance misuse and criminal justice, to ensure that the whole system works together to help people suffering from gambling harms.
- Research from our Annual GB Treatment and Support Survey 2021 shows that one in 10 people who gamble are at risk of experiencing gambling harms. Gambling can harm people and their families financially, psychologically and physically. GambleAware works in close collaboration with leading organisations and experts including the NHS, government, local authorities and gambling treatment providers, to ensure that people get the information, support and treatment they need.
- GambleAware is a commissioner of independent evidence-informed prevention and treatment services in partnership with expert organisations and agencies across Great Britain, with over £56 million of funding under active management.
- In partnership with gambling treatment providers, GambleAware has spent several years methodically building structures for commissioning a coherent system of brief intervention and treatment services, with clearly defined care pathways and established referral routes to and from the NHS – a National Gambling Treatment Service.
- The National Gambling Treatment Service brings together a National Gambling Helpline and a network of locally-based providers across Great Britain that works with partner agencies and people with lived experience to design and deliver a system, which meets the needs of individuals. This system delivers a range of treatment services, including brief intervention, counselling (delivered either face-to-face or online), residential programmes and psychiatrist led care.
- In April 2021 GambleAware published a new five-year strategy which defined the charity’s vision of a society where people are safe from gambling harms. This vision is based on a whole-system approach, which acknowledges the many other organisations, networks and individuals, including those who have lived experience of gambling harms, that already play a key role across the system, or have the potential to do so in the future. Alongside this, GambleAware outlined its four key strategic priorities and four commissioning objectives which will help guide the charity as it strives to achieve its vision.
- GambleAware produces public health campaigns including ‘Bet Regret’ and its Women’s Gambling Harm Prevention campaign. The charity is responsible for the design and delivery of the campaign based on best practice in public health education. See: www.begambleaware.org/for-professionals/safer-gambling-campaign and https://www.begambleaware.org/advice-tools-support.