Community-led prevention projects
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.
Learn more about our prior initiatives by reading the evaluation summary reports:
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.
Community engagement program
The Community Engagement Program is delivered by Gambler’s Help services working directly with communities to address locally identified gambling harm prevention priorities.
For more information about any of the community-led prevention initiatives, please contact:
Community-led prevention projects news
- Commonwealth inquiry into online gambling reflects Victorian expertise — 3 Jul 2023
- Supporting Vietnamese women affected by gambling — 5 Nov 2021
- OAM honour to Three sides of the coin director — 5 Feb 2020
- Youth voice heard in new regional gambling harm prevention initiative — 6 May 2019
- Cultural connection to reduce gambling harm — 24 Apr 2019
- Latrobe Valley receives targeted gambling harm support — 24 Aug 2021