GambleAware has printed specifics of its donations for the 12 months ending 31 March 2021, with the charity receiving a overall of £19m ($26m) in voluntary donations.
The total is a 47% increase from the £10.05m obtained in the 2019/20 financial year, and is mainly thanks to the contributions of the “Big Four” gambling companies. Entain, William Hill, Flutter and Guess365 have fully commited to donating £100m to GambleAware more than the following 5 a long time, with their blended donations this calendar year totalling £15.4m.
GambleAware meanwhile gained £8.8m in regulatory settlements, owning also gained £3.9m in donations from companies who supported the Safer Gambling Campaign, Wager Regret.
“This expansion in donations is the major we have viewed year on 12 months driven largely as a consequence of the dedication by the “Big Four”. This will allow us to go on and increase our perform to make sure proof-informed expert services are produced according to require within a strong and accountable method,” explained GambleAware CEO Zoë Osmond.
“It is estimated that two million grownups in Excellent Britain are enduring some level of gambling damage, and investigate printed this year indicated that a lot more than one in three folks with a gambling disorder have not accessed any aid or cure.
“With these donations, we will continue on to fund and strengthen the Countrywide Gambling Cure Provider to supply assist for those people who need to have it, although doing work in partnership with many other organisations to raise consciousness of assist accessible.”