UK – UK charity and wholly independent organisation with a framework agreement with the UK Gambling Commission; GambleAware, has today published its list of donations for the previous twelve months with yearend 31st March 2020.
The total amount of donations made by corporations around the globe, including GVC Holdings PLC, Bet365 and Betway Limited among others, surpassed the minimum target set out by GambleAware of Ten million pounds sterling.
Funding received by the charity assists with running costs and operations to prevent gambling problems and treat vulnerable people in England, Scotland and Wales.
The charity works in partnership with a number of organisations, including the National Health Service and National Gambling Treatment Service to prevent problem gambling.
Chief executive officer of GambleAware Marc Etches commented on the publication and figures:
“For the tenth year in a row, we have seen an increase in donations, which means for the first time, we have been able to meet our minimum target of £10 million. Commissioning a coherent, co-ordinated and efficient system of prevention and treatment requires the strategic distribution of sufficient funding, guided by appropriate expertise underpinned by effective partnership working.
GambleAware is currently the primary commissioner using best-practice to ensure that evidence-informed services are developed according to need within a robust and accountable system, and that funding is allocated efficiently and independently as one would expect of other health and social care commissioning and grant-making bodies.
Our mission is to keep people safe from gambling harm and these donations are vital to making sure we are able to deliver on that mission. Gambling is a serious public health issue in Great Britain, with two million adults experiencing some level of gambling harm. With these donations, we are able to continue funding the National Gambling Treatment Service to provide treatment for those who need it, while working in partnership with the NHS and Citizens Advice amongst others.”
Three organisations donated over One million pounds individually to the charity; GVC Holdings PLC, Flutter Entertainment and William Hill plc.
In total there were 960 organisations that donated with the largest being £1,460,000 and the smallest being £5.
A list of the top 15 donations can be viewed below:
|GVC Holdings PLC||£1,460,000|
|William Hill plc||£1,000,000|
|Sky Betting and Gaming||£705,000|
|Camelot UK Lotteries||£400,000|
|Genesis Global Limited||£145,000|
|Caesars Entertainment UK Ltd||£126,133|
|The Stars Group||£125,000|
|Praesepe Holdings Ltd||£119,000|
A full list of the donations can be viewed here.