GambleAware one of UK’s charities, responsible for delivering the National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms, has launched two major funding programmes, with the aim of enabling people to sustain their recovery from gambling harm and to help those impacted by the cost-of-living crisis.
The two major programmes; the Aftercare Funding Programme (AFP) and the Community Resilience Fund (CRF) are designed to help further the charity’s work across Great Britain in support of those at risk of gambling harms and reducing health inequalities in the most disadvantaged communities.
£2m is earmarked by The Charity has earmarked £2m for the Aftercare Funding Programme and is seeking applications for projects, which will provide support services, in order for more people in recovery from problem gambling to rebuild their lives.
The charity’s current partners, as well as new charities and organisations, will be able to apply for the fund, with smaller organisations or pilot projects being awarded up to £150,000 and larger organisations or projects can apply for up to £350,000.
£1m has also been earmarked for the Community Resilience Fund (CRF) and aims to provide short term funding, to enable organisations to respond quickly to the cost-of-living crisis, and the impact this has had in aggravating gambling harms and increasing exposure to them. New partners and charities will be able to apply for up to £100,000 for 12 months.
Anna Hargrave, chief commissioning officer at GambleAware said: “We are delighted to launch these two funding programmes which will build capacity among charities and organisations to better respond to gambling harms in their communities and support people in long-term recovery.
According to GambleAware’s chief commissioning officer; Anna Hargrave, the charity is delighted to launch these two funding programs because while there are many people who receive successful treatment and support for gambling harms, there is less known about how to ensure recovery is sustained.
She stated further that the Aftercare Funding Programme, will help people to achieve longer-term recovery and respond to the need, for a long-term structured aftercare programme; while the Community Resilience Fund will help organisations, to address specific needs within the community and the inequalities they experience.