The Glasgow Gambling Harms Fund is now open for applications until 12 noon on 4th October, 2022. We are holding two Zoom information sessions for further detail and conversation.

Find full details about the fund and how to apply.

New Glasgow Gambling Harms Fund

 

Gambling Harms in Glasgow

Significant harm can be experienced from gambling and can have a huge impact on an individual’s mental and physical health, relationships, and finance. In the worst instances it can lead to suicide. Gambling harms can also be experienced by an individual’s children, partners, wider families, friends, employers, communities and society as a whole.

Anyone can experience harm at any time, but marginalised and disadvantaged people and communities are more vulnerable to harm than others. Gambling related harm has become even more concerning in this digital age where people have more exposure to online gambling. With the marketing and advertising of online and land-based gambling, many adults, young people and children are at risk of experiencing gambling harms.

Glasgow has a longstanding problem with gambling and has one of the highest concentrations of betting shops per head of population in the UK (outside of London). Unfortunately gambling harms remains a highly stigmatised and silent experience. It is important that third sector organisations and community groups are involved in raising awareness and signposting/ providing support to individuals, families and communities affected by gambling.

This new community-based fund of £30,000 for Gambling Harms in Glasgow is available as part of a pathfinder project to support the delivery of the National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms in Scotland and the Public Health Priorities. This fund will provide small grants to support local people, communities and services at any stage of tackling gambling harms:

  • Prevention and education
  • Training and raising awareness
  • Tackling stigma

Grants of £500 – £3000 will be awarded.

Application Deadline – 12noon 4th October, 2022

To apply, please download the Application form and return your completed application, with the specified documents to jenna.ingram@GCVS.org.uk

What can be funded?

We would like to fund any project with a small grant of between £500 – £3000 that aims to do any of the following:

  • Increase the awareness and understanding of gambling-related issues in the community through events/ conversation cafes/ workshops
  • Increase the awareness and understanding of gambling harms among staff and volunteers who work with adults/ young people/ children in Glasgow
  • Work in partnership with specialist gambling harms organisations to create tailored workshops for staff/ volunteer induction/ training
  • Ensure local practitioners feel confident having conversations with people who have experienced gambling harms
  • Tackle gambling stigma
  • Offer support to those affected by gambling harms (including children, partners and friends of etc)
  • Any other activity focused on these areas of work in gambling harms:
    • Prevention and education
    • Training and raising awareness
    • Tackling stigma

 

Online Information Sessions

For further information on applying for this fund, two online Zoom information sessions are scheduled to support those considering applying. These sessions are open to all organisations. Please join us on:

  • Thursday 8 September 10am – 11am
  • Tuesday 13 September 2.30pm – 3.30pm

Please email Jenna Ingram to access the Zoom link – jenna.ingram@gcvs.org.uk

Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have queries but cannot make one of these information sessions.

To apply, please download the Application form and return your completed application, with the specified documents to jenna.ingram@GCVS.org.uk

 


For more support with your funding applications, please visit our Funding page or watch our Quick Guide Videos on YouTube.