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First Nations Gambling Awareness Program

Program guidelines

The First Nations Gambling Awareness Program ( FNGAP ) Program Guidelines 2023–24 provide funded agencies with an understanding of the program's purpose, aims, target groups and key operational and service requirements.

The guidelines recognise that funded agencies need flexibility to develop, deliver and evaluate programs in culturally appropriate and safe ways to meet the specific aspirations and needs of their communities. The guidelines are an important reference for funded agencies to help guide decisions about the best way to deliver services to their communities while ensuring a consistent standard of services across Victoria.

FNGAP Program Guidelines 2023–24

FNGAP SERVICES

The Foundation supports and funds five Aboriginal organisations in metropolitan and regional Victoria to deliver FNGAP services.

The services are available to any First Nations community member who is experiencing harm from gambling. This could include someone with a gambling problem, or someone affected by another person's gambling. Services provided include a mix of client services together with community engagement activities.

There are five First Nations organisations which deliver FNGAP:

FNGAP ROSELLA

The rosella represents an Elder flying across Victorian taking care of people and Country. It is co-owned by the five ACCOs in FNGAP.

It is primarily used by FNGAP but can also be used by local Gambler’s Help Services and Prevention Partners in their work with First Nations communities.

Rosella emblem

FNGAP SERVICE PLANNING AND REPORTING TOOLS

Service planning aims to ensure that FNGAP services are appropriately targeted and responsive to the diverse needs of individuals and the community.

FNGAP agencies are required to submit a 12-month service plan due every year on 31 July using the template provided by the Foundation. FNGAP agencies will be supported by the Foundation to develop the service plan.

Reports against the service plan will be due on the following dates:

  • The six-month report is due on 31 January
  • The annual report is due on 31 July.

Please contact dea.morgain@responsiblegambling.vic.gov.au for reporting templates.

FNGAP RESOURCES

FNGAP GAMBLING AWARENESS VIDEOS 

This video was produced by the VRGF and feature FNGAP staff and community members talking about their experiences with gambling.

The video is available for download and immediate use by FNGAP agencies. To download, right click on the link and click save.

FIRST NATIONS RESEARCH AND REPORTS

The following reports and guides have been produced by the ACCOs who deliver the FNGAP program, often in collaboration with a university. Please feel welcome to download and share.

FIRST NATIONS INFORMATION SHEETS

The VRGF has created a selection of information sheets that are available for download and use by FNGAP services.

The information sheets are designed to be printable in A4 for ease of use. Download all fact sheets in one folder, or select the ones you need from the list below.

Hard copy versions of the information sheets are now available to order from the warehouse.

INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES FOR EVENTS 

Included here are a few things for use when hosting stalls at community events, or other events where you want to encourage community members to participate in activities.

Cutouts for badge making:

FNGAP Rosella

Colouring-in activities:

Rosella colouring sheet

STARTING THE CONVERSATION – A SHORT FILM

Starting the Conversation, is a short film created by Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative.

The film focuses on the strength and resilience of First Nations people, particularly when faced with harms associated with gambling.

Please contact the Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-Operative if you have any queries about the film.

LOVE THE GAME – YOUNG ABORIGINAL PEOPLE’S AWARENESS PROGRAM (YAPAP)

This  program helps to equip young Aboriginal people to better understand the gambling environment, the risks involved in gambling and where to get help if needed.

Designed in collaboration with funded agencies, the program assists in guiding young Aboriginal people to gain a balanced, realistic understanding of the risks associated with gambling, as well as the potential outcomes.

Resources:

FNGAP COLLATERAL AND MERCHANDISE

There are brochure and promotional materials to support your work. Funded agencies can order direct from our warehouse.

Place your order with the warehouse *

If you are having difficulties ordering please speak to your contact person.

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