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Community-led prevention projects

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The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation supports community-led initiatives that aim to prevent and reduce gambling harm. We provide funding to local governments, community-based, not-for-profit, and public health organisations including Gambler’s Help Services to deliver innovative placed-based projects in diverse communities across Victoria. Project aims include: raising awareness of the risks of gambling, providing alternative recreational activities, reducing the stigma of gambling harm and encouraging people experiencing gambling harm to seek support. We fund pilot projects and the continuation or expansion of key successful pilots.

The Foundation has engaged an external provider to independently evaluate the processes, outcomes and impacts of each project between 2019 – 2023. The evaluation will also examine the broader learning that emerges from the integrated investment in a variety of community-led prevention projects.

Read the Local Prevention Program evaluation summary 2014–2017.

Since 2014

58

partnerships

85

grants awarded

up to 8 million

Victorians reached

Pilot projects

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In 2019, the Foundation awarded grants for the design and delivery of community-led pilot projects over a two year period. The projects aim to prevent and reduce gambling harm in communities across Victoria.

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Ongoing partnerships

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The Foundation partners with community organisations and other areas of government on coordinated initiatives to prevent and reduce gambling harm. Many of these ongoing collaborations started as pilot projects.

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Further information

For more information about any of the community-led prevention initiatives, please contact:

Email prevention@responsiblegambling.vic.gov.au

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