GambleAware awards £2m funding to organisations across Great Britain

Responsible Gambling

Ten organisations from across Great Britain have been awarded funding from GambleAware, to aid the long-term recovery of people who have experienced gambling harms.

The organisations have been awarded funding from GambleAware’s £2m Aftercare Funding Programme (AFP) to help people with longer-term recovery from gambling harm, providing them with the additional support they might need so they can live happy and healthy lives.

The organisations were chosen following a rigorous selection process involving a panel of experts, including two members with lived experience. The chosen organisations demonstrated how they would work towards helping people have sustained recoveries from gambling harm. This included improving mental health and wellbeing, increasing practical skills such as financial and employability skills, and increasing people’s confidence and self-belief in their abilities.

Anna Hargrave, GambleAware Chief Commissioning Officer, said: “Enabling people to access treatment and support to reduce or stop their gambling is essential. But there is less known about how to ensure this recovery can be sustained over the long term. This is why our Aftercare Funding Programme was set up to fund projects which support recovery for people to help them rebuild their lives. 

“These ten organisations were chosen to receive funding because of their innovative approaches, as well as their abilities to reach specific communities. We look forward to seeing how the projects develop.”

Two levels of funding were available; up to £150,000 for smaller or newer organisations or for those looking to test an approach, and up to £350,000 for larger organisations that were already established and wanted to grow or develop their work further.