GambleAware has published the full list of donations and pledges it received during the first three quarters of the financial year 2021-22.
Between 1 April 2021 and 31 December 2021, the charity received a total of £16 million. This money was given in the form of voluntary donations from the gambling industry and excludes regulatory settlements and additional donations, as none have been received this financial year.
The £16 million received includes increased contribution levels from the leading operators who committed to raise the percentage of GGY they donate from 0.1% in increments to 1% by 2023.
Currently, under guidance by the Gambling Commission to deliver the National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms, GambleAware asks all those who profit from gambling in Britain to make a minimum annual donation of 0.1% of their Gross Gambling Yield (GGY) direct to the charity.
GambleAware continues to call for a mandatory levy to address gambling harms and ensure transparency and consistency across the industry. Having such a system in place would provide the sustainable funding which is vital for the delivery of research, treatment and prevention.
All funds donated to GambleAware go towards activity which is delivered against the charity’s four commissioning objectives, and is supportive of a collaborative, whole-system approach to the prevention of gambling harms.
GambleAware’s vision is for a society safe from gambling harms. To achieve this, the charity is currently delivery more than 40 workstreams of work against each commissioning objective. This activity includes services and programmes of work, including the National Gambling Treatment Service, Annual Treatment and Support Survey and Gambling Education Hubs.