22 organisations across Great Britain will benefit from a £1.2 million donation from GambleAware.
Coming on the heels of £13.2 million raised in donations from the gambling industry to GambleAware, the independent charity will donate to various organisations that include Refugee Access, Wigan Warriors Community Foundation, Hull FC Rugby Community Sports and Education Foundation, Azad Kashmir Welfare Association, Yellow Scarf CIO, Reframe Coaching CIC, Solihull Moors Foundation, Blackburn Foodbank, Age UK Westminster, Shama Women’s Centre, Al Hurraya, Prison Radio Association, Simon Community Scotland and Alabare Christian Care & Support.
“The fund will allow GambleAware to support a range of fantastic community-based organisations, as they continue the vital work they do in addressing specific needs within their communities and the inequalities they experience,” GambleAware chief commissioning officer Anna Hargrave said.
“We already know that the cost-of-living crisis may lead to a rise in the number of people experiencing gambling harms. We are dedicated to enhancing the support we offer in addressing these issues.
“The fund also presents a valuable opportunity to engage with communities across the country and tackle the stigma associated with speaking openly about the effect these harms can have.”