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GambleAware publishes list of donations and pledges received in the first quarter of 2023/24

26th Jul 2023 Jude Obi

GambleAware publishes list of donations and pledges received in the first quarter of 2023/24

GambleAware has today published the full list of donations and pledges it received in the first quarter of the 2023/24 financial year.

During the first quarter of the fiscal year 2023/24 (1 April to 30 June 2023), the charity received £430,813.59 in total, including £317,099.59 in Research, Education and Treatment (RET) contributions from gambling operators. The charity also received £113,714.00 in non-RET donations, which are funds from unclaimed winnings or dormant betting accounts.

The current voluntary funding system, which was set up by Government, requires all those who profit from gambling to donate to research, education and treatment (RET). The recent Gambling White Paper announced plans to implement a statutory levy on the gambling industry, a move which GambleAware wholeheartedly supports. 

In the interim until a levy is introduced, operators continue to be encouraged to donate a minimum of 0.1% of their annual Gross Gambling Yield (GGY) to GambleAware each year; and those with an annual GGY of less than £250,000 to donate a minimum of £250. The Big Four gambling operators have committed to increase their donations from 0.1% to 1% of gross gambling yield each by 2024. In order to be transparent in the context of its current voluntary funding arrangements, GambleAware publishes details of those donations and pledges received every quarter. 

The average donation in the quarter was £2,757.38, and compared to the same period last fiscal year, there has been a 9% drop in RET contributions. There have been no donations in the first quarter of 2023/24 from any of the largest gambling operators. However, this follows the pattern of previous years in which the larger operators assess and pay RET contributions towards the end of the fiscal year following an assessment of their annual GGY.

GambleAware welcomes plans for a statutory levy as outlined in the Government’s Gambling White Paper and looks forward to its swift implementation. 

View the full list of organisations who donated and the amounts  


About GambleAware

  • GambleAware is the leading independent charity (Charity No. England & Wales 1093910, Scotland SC049433) and strategic commissioner of gambling harm education, prevention and treatment across Great Britain to keep people safe from gambling harms. 
  • GambleAware commissions the National Gambling Support Network (NSGN) which provides, free confidential treatment, as well as the National Gambling Helpline which takes around 42,000 calls a year. 
  • GambleAware plays a critical leadership role and works alongside the community of people with lived experience of gambling harm. We work in partnership with organisations across the sector, run public health campaigns and commission industry leading research.
  • The charity is independent and evidence-based, with a robust governance process in place to ensure the industry has absolutely no input or influence on our work.
  • Gambling harms can affect anyone, and not just those who gamble, but also their families and communities. These harms particularly affect communities that already face inequality.  

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